Governance & Leadership


Aggie Konde

Program Development & Innovation

Under her leadership, a multi-disciplinary team at Msingi East Africa scoped, designed and implemented multiple interventions across two growth industries (Aquaculture, Textiles & Apparel), creating over 800 jobs and crowding in others / convening further interventions from multiple private and public sector actors. She is passionate around improvement of fish genetics to improve incomes of SMEs in the sector. Her passion for need to invest and grow local SMES while working on the underlying enabling policy environment speaks to a lot of what AGRA does .

Besides her corporate commitments, she is a girl-child mentor and a social enterprise enthusiast that is working tirelessly to shine a light on the women of Africa as the catalytic link to sustained economic transformation. Her board involvement with the African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) and Doctors Choice among others have served to catalyze innovations to improve access and share emerging best practices in Africa.

Aggie, a Ugandan national, holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University, Uganda. She is also trained in Market Systems Development. She recently completed a select pioneering class of the Global CEO Program (IESA -University of Navarra).

She describes herself as a pragmatic and results oriented leader with over 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across multiple private and public sector industries (Tobacco, Beverages & Multimedia) and most recently successfully transitioned to the economic development space (Aquaculture, Textile & Apparel) accomplishing remarkable growth and impact across five sectors.

Blog Posts

AfDB President Adesina calls for technology transfer to farmers

Washington, D.C., US, 6 August 2018 – The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology

First Winner of the Africa Food Prize Using Award Money to Support Rural Youth

In his speech accepting the Africa Food Prize in 2016, Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze dedicated the Prize to Africa’s youth. “……with this prize, I pledge to continue to coach, mentor and inspire our younger generation in building a better and brighter future for this continent; our Africa,” said the then President of the International Fund

AGRA Board Member Mohohlo appointed Chancellor of the University of Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has, acting in accordance with Section 7 of the University of Botswana Act of 2008, appointed Linah Mohohlo as the Chancellor of the University of Botswana for a period of 5 years effective the 19th of July 2018 to 18 June 2023. Linah Mohohlo was the Governor of the Bank of Botswana


Josette Sheeran

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Usha Barwale Zehr

Chair, Audit Committee

Judith Rodin

Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Joachim von Braun

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Frank N. J. Braeken

Board Member

Rodger Voorhies

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Dr Joe DeVries

Vice President, Program Development & Innovation

Sean de Cleene

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Lindiwe Majele

Vice President Country Support,
Policy and Delivery

Paul Tikani

Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Sabula

General Counsel & Corporation Secretary

Lilian Nyang’aya

Chief Finance Officer

Boaz Keizire

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Elizabeth Chemengen Titoo

Director Human Resources

Fadel Ndiame

Regional Head, West Africa

Anne Mbaabu

Head of Markets and Harvest Management

Dr George Bigirwa

Regional Head, East and Southern Africa

Dr Richard Jones

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

David Maingi

Head of Communications

Daudi Sumba

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Paul Greener

CEO, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

Hilary Tororey

Head of Internal Audit

Sylvester Kisonzo

Head of Information and
Communications Technology

Ignatius Mutula

Head of Grants

Caroline Njeru

Head of Procurement

John Wakiumu

Interim Head of Innovative Finance

Dr Rebbie Harawa

Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems