Governance & Leadership


Dr. Victor Antwi

Head of Input Distribution and Agro Dealer Development

Dr. Victor Antwi, a Ghanaian, is an accomplished agribusiness development and SME expert with 30 years of experience in subsector/value chain and supply chain analyses and linkages, financial and investment analyses, institutional strengthening, research, community and enterprise development, marketing, rural and agribusiness development.

Prior to joining AGRA, he worked as a Deputy Chief of Party and Agribusiness Opportunities Development Manager on USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP), Dr. Antwi developed agribusinesses for investments by financial intermediaries. He led a team to facilitate over $168million private capital from wide spectrum of financial institutions including banks, equity firms, capital market among others, disbursed to finance agribusiness opportunities in rice, maize and soy value chains for 2995 agribusinesses which directly benefited approximately 169,000 smallholder farmers – 40% of whom are women- and aggregators in deprived communities.

During numerous short-term consultancies, Dr. Antwi has demonstrated his technical expertise in strengthening value chains, providing financial services and developing market linkages, and made gender and diversity considerations in his planning. He has the pedigree to manage Program/Technical Support departments/units to provide wide spectrum of advisory services to programs and projects.

He holds an MBA and PhD in Chemical Engineering.

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

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Dr Joe DeVries

Vice President, Program Development & Innovation

Sean de Cleene

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Lindiwe Majele

Vice President Country Support,
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Paul Tikani

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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

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