OUR TEAM

Transforming ideas into action requires a team of specialists. We bring together experts from business, agriculture, development and government to implement ground-breaking strategies and programs.

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KAREN JAMES

CEO and Acting Asia Pacific Director

With a background in Systems Thinking and Engineering, KJ has a unique talent for unpacking complex issues with companies to determine strategic opportunities.

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JOHN COOK

Director, Africa

John holds more than 20 years’ experience in the food and agribusiness industry, having held a variety of executive management positions.

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DEB DOAN

Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Designer

Deb's experience spans strategy development, risk management, client service design and project management.

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EDDY CHIBU

Country Manager, Kenya

With a background in Governance, Eddy is leading the Business for Development Kenyan team to build impactful and sustainable value chains.

 

MWAMKUNGU CHIRUMO-MIN

Field Agent

Mwamkungu is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.  

ELIUD KORIR

Senior Manager, Livestock and Stockfeed

Having worked for companies Kenya Bixa and Kenchic, Eliud has more than 12 years' of hands-on experience in livestock.

ISIDOR TISOK

Field Operations Manager

An expert in organic, integrated and related farm management, as well as in  livestock and stockfeed.

MEG KAUTHEN

Sustainability Designer

Sustainability designer with hands-on experience in international development, partnership development, strategic marketing and communications. 

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MORRIS DZUYA

Agronomist and Agribusiness Expert

Morris has extensive experience in crop agronomy and the development of smallholder agribusiness.

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NOEL KUMAN

Agriculture Innovation & Enterprise Development Lead 

An expert in cocoa and fresh produce post-harvest research and development, rural agriculture extension and agribusiness.

OMAR MASHANGO-MIN 

Field Agent

Omar is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya. 

DIPHAS MASINDE-MIN

Field Agent

Diphas is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.

SAUMU MOHAMED

Administrator and 

Business Analyst

Supports all aspects of administration, manages requirements at a project level and is the lead Business Analyst in the application of new technologies for the Kenyan team.  

GEOFREY MUTUNGA-MIN 

Field Agent

 

Geofrey is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.

MISHI MWAGARI-MIN

Field Agent

Mishi is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya.  

RAMA MWAKUSIRIKWA-MIN

Field Agent

Rama is a Field Agent and is working to deploy the digital program in Kwale Kenya. 

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SAMANTA SIMMS

Operations and Innovation Manager

With a strong work ethic, and the ability to creatively solve problems and mitigate risks, Samanta knows how to delivers results under pressure.

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THOMAS NGOTHO 

Senior Program Manager, Crops and Agronomy

Extensive experience in building capacities of the local people, who depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

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WAYNE POWAE

Agriculture and Economic Development Lead

Wayne has as extensive experience in crop agronomy, developing farmer training programs, value chain development, and the creation of partnerships.  

CONSULTANTS

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BRAD RUDDUCK

Senior Consultant - Digital

Brad provides a digital lens to programs, breaking large complex problems down and finding solutions that meet each unique situational constraint.

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ISAAC JEFFRIES

Consultant - Financial Analyst 

Specialises in designing and building sustainable businesses.

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LAIZIA GARCIA 

Project Director - Cross Sector Partnerships Initiative

Laiza’s experience includes designing Economic Social Governance strategies, negotiating, engaging stakeholders and program implementation.

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RICHARD ROGERS

Senior Consultant - Business Strategy

Helps companies move beyond traditional Corporate Social Responsibility to become primary agents for delivering societal and shareholder value.

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DR ROSS CUTLER

Senior Consultant - Animal Husbandry

Spent over 40 years undertaking veterinary work around the world with businesses, institutions, universities, farms,  governments and the UN.

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STUART ANSTEE 

Senior Consultant - Biodiversity

Specialises in business processes and drivers, coupled with ecological and conservation outcomes.

INTERNSHIPS

HANNAH COSTIN

Internship - Policy

Studying International Relations with a passion for understanding the social outcomes and impacts of governance.

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