Governance & Leadership

Kofi A. Annan

Board Chair Emeritus

Mr. Annan is from Ghana and was appointed Chairman of AGRA’s Board of Directors June 2007. Before that, he served as Secretary General of the United Nations (1997 to 2006). During his tenure at the UN, he was a resolute advocate for human rights, the rule of law, and the revitalization of the United Nations. He played a key role in mobilizing a global effort to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS; and was instrumental in laying out the Millennium Development Goals, a strategy to meet the needs of the world’s poorest by 2015. In December 2001, Mr. Annan and the United Nations received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Blog Posts

Green tech is good for business, India must lead the world: Kofi Annan

With the two largest economies and polluters of the world – USA and China – agreeing on key climate targets, and German energy giant E.ON shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable power, the world is now looking to India to give a lead. The country is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions.

Deepening Democracy and Elections & Peacebuilding

Globalization has helped hundreds of millions to escape poverty, but it has also increased inequalities within countries and reduced the power of national governments. What was once hailed as a boon is now increasingly regarded as a threat. Unfortunately, the institutions best placed to counter such forces are being challenged. Party membership, voter participation and

Extremely Together: Letting young people lead

Declan O’Brien is a Project Coordinator at the Kofi Annan Foundation. He works closely with the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the Electoral Integrity Initiative, and Extremely Together.Over 50% of us are under the age of 30.There are many often-discussed implications of this shocking statistic, but one point on which there is a general consensus is that without


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