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Christian Byron

AGRF 2019
Christian Byron is the Head of Supply Chain and Plantations at Unilever Africa and a member of the Executive Unilever Africa Supply Chain. Christian reports into the Global Chief Supply Chain Officer who is a member of the Global Unilever Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin

AGRF 2019
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is founder and chief executive of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s first youthagribusiness/agritech incubator and seed investor and promoter of blueSpace, the first fullservice co-working space company. Prior to this, she founded eleni LLC,Africa’s leader indesigning, building, and supporting the Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg

AGRF 2019
Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg is the Executive Director for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Prior to joining AWARD, Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg founded and served as Executive Director of Akili Dada, an award-winning leadership incubator that invests in high-achieving young women Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Simon Winter

AGRF 2019
Simon Winter became Executive Director in 2017. He joined the Syngenta Foundation from TechnoServe, where he had most recently been Senior Vice President, Development, in Washington, D.C., and previously led regional operations in sub-Saharan Africa, having joined in 2003. Simon was a Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Ken Lohento

AGRF 2019
Ken works as the Senior Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag at CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) where he is also involved in ICT for agriculture and youth projects. For about 20 years, he managed numerous initiatives related to Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Dr. Jemimah Njuki

AGRF 2019
Jemimah Njuki is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where she oversees a portfolio of agriculture and food security projects focused on reducing post-harvest losses, improving nutrition and engaging women and youth in agribusiness, as Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Dr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel

AGRF 2019
Abebe Haile-Gabriel is the FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa. A national of Ethiopia, Haile-Gabriel  has more than 30 years of extensive experience in strategic leadership and management in complex environments at national, subregional and regional levels, focused on Continue Reading
AGRF 2019

Maura Barry

AGRF 2019
Maura Barry serves as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, which leads the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and implementation of Feed the Future programs in Continue Reading
AGRF 2019