Our Leadership

Governance & Leadership

Nick Austin

Board Member

Frank N. J. Braeken

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Cristina Duarte

Board Member

Josette Sheeran

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Fred Swaniker

Board Member

Rodger Voorhies

Board Member

Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr

Chair, Audit Committee

Dr. Lionel

Lionel Zinsou

Board Member

Yamfwa Chinyanta

Director, Human Resources and Administration

Vanessa Adams

Vice-President, Country Support and Delivery

Jennifer Baarn

Head of Partnerships

Dr. George Bigirwa

Interim Vice President –
Program Development & Innovation

Mehrdad Ehsani

Head of Markets & Post-Harvest Management


Muvunyi Frank

Head of Procurement

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of International Relations & Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Rebbie Harawa

Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems

Boaz Keizire

Head of Policy and Advocacy


Anne Maria Makhulo

Head of Strategy & Analytics

Alice Mwaisaka

Head of AGRF

Ignatius Mutula

Head of Grants

Dr. Fadel Ndiame

Interim Vice President, Policy and State Capability.

Thierry Ngoga

Head of Country Support

Lilian Nyang’aya

Chief Finance Officer

Victoria Sabula

General Counsel & Corporation Secretary

Dr. Paul Seward

Head of Extension & Capacity Building


Hedwig Siewertsen

Head of Inclusive Finance

Daudi Sumba

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Hilary Tororey

Head of Internal Audit

Paul Tikani

Chief Operating Officer


Annie Wakanyi

Head of Development Cooperation