Our Leadership

Governance & Leadership

Josette Sheeran

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr

Chair, Audit Committee

Dr. Judith Rodin

Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Frank N. J. Braeken

Board Member

Rodger Voorhies

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Cristina Duarte

Board Member

Nick Austin

Board Member

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Dr. Joe DeVries

Vice President, Program Development & Innovation

Dr. Lindiwe Majele

Vice President for Country Support, Policy and Delivery

Paul Tikani

Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Sabula

General Counsel & Corporation Secretary

Lilian Nyang’aya

Chief Finance Officer

Jennifer Baarn

Head of Partnerships

Boaz Keizire

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Dr. Fadel Ndiame

Regional Head, West Africa

Mehrdad Ehsani

Head of Markets & Post-Harvest Management

Dr. George Bigirwa

Head, Seed Research and Development

Daudi Sumba

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr. Richard Jones

Chief of Party, Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP)

David Maingi

Head of Communications


Rubina M. Haroon

Head of Resource Mobilization

Dr. Paul Greener

CEO, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

Hilary Tororey

Head of Internal Audit

Ignatius Mutula

Head of Grants


Muvunyi Frank

Head of Procurement


Hedwig Siewertsen

Head of Inclusive Finance

Dr. Rebbie Harawa

Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems


Anne Maria Makhulo

Head of Strategy & Analytics