Governance & Leadership
Dr. Ones Karuho
Head of Markets
Dr. Ones Karuho is a certified project management professional with more than 20 years of experience in designing and managing agribusiness and rural development projects. He joined AGRA in June 2014 as a member of the Markets and Post-harvest Management Team. Prior to joining AGRA, he was Regional Program Manager for the BMGF-funded Africa soy value chain program from 2011 to 2014.
Before moving to Southern African countries, Dr. Karuho served as Deputy Country Director and Director of Agricultural Value Chains for TechnoServe in Tanzania from 2008 to 2011. From 2007 to 2008, he was a management consultant for MCC-funded projects in Tanzania including public procurement reform and legal sector reform. Before moving to Tanzania, he held senior project management and leadership positions at Food for the Hungry Rwanda and Mozambique between 1995 and 2007.
Dr. Karuho holds a PhD degree in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University (Minneapolis, USA), and an MBA degree in International Business from Hult International Business School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
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