Speakers

Speakers, Panelists, Moder​ators, Leaders of Breakout/Discussion Groups and Case Studies, Expert Panel Members

Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina
President
African Development Bank

 
Tunji Arokoyo

Tunji Arokoyo
Professor; Consultant Agriculturalist and Participatory Extension Specialist & Trainer
Ahmadu Bello University

 
Ranajit Bandyopadhya

Ranajit Bandyopadhyay
Principal Plant Pathologist and Leader, Africa-wide Aflasafe Initiative
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 
Dieudonné Baributsa

Dieudonné Baributsa
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
Purdue University

 
Mary Beggs

Mary Beggs
Technical Director
Cardno International Development

 
Jennifer Billings

Jennifer Billings
Agriculture Development Leader
Corteva Agriscience™

 
Robert Bertram

Robert Bertram
Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security
USAID

 
Sriram Bharafam

Sriram Bharatam
Founder & CEO
Kuza One

 
Alesha Black

Alesha Black
Director, Global Food and Agriculture Program
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

 
Marc Schut

Jennifer Blanke
Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development
African Development Bank

 
Howarth Bouis

Howarth Bouis
Interim Chief Executive Officer
HarvestPlus

 
Andrew Bracken

Andrew Bracken
Partnership Manager, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Project
Fintrac

 
Enock Chikava

Enock Chikava
Deputy Director, Agricultural Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 
Larry Cooley

Larry Cooley
President Emeritus, Curator of Global Community of Practice on Scaling Up
Management Systems International (MSI)

 
Suraj Devani

Suraj Devani
Director
Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd. (PPTL)

 
Joe DeVries

Joe DeVries
Vice President, Program Development and Innovation
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

 
Patricia Dinneen

Patricia Dinneen
Senior Advisor, Chair of Impact Investing Council
Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA)

 
Mark Edge

Mark Edge
Director of Collaborations for Developing Countries
Bayer

 
Simeon Ehiu

Simeon Ehui
Director, Agriculture Global Practice
World Bank Group

 
John Ellenberger

John Ellenberger
Senior Vice President
Land O’Lakes International Development

 
Shaun Ferris

Shaun Ferris
Director of Agriculture & Livelihoods Program
Catholic Relief Services

 
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Parasto Hamed

Parasto Hamed
AgResults Field Coordinator
Deloitte

 
Simon Heck

Simon Heck
Program Leader (Sweetpotato)
International Potato Center (CIP)

 
Brian Heese

Brian Heese
Director, Investor Relations
One Acre Fund

 
David Hong

David Hong
Global Policy Strategy Engagement Leader
One Acre Fund

 
Julie Howard

Julie Howard
Non-Resident Senior Adviser
Center for Strategic and International Studies

 
Mark Huisenga

Mark Huisenga
Senior Program Manager, Bureau for Food Security, Market & Partnership Innovations Office
USAID

 
Floortje Jacobs

Floortje Jacobs
Public-Private Partnerships Advisor
SNV Netherlands Development Organization/PPPLab

 
Richard Kohl

Richard Kohl
Lead Consultant and Vice President for Scaling and Strategy
Strate​gy and Scale LLC

 
Matieyedou Konlambigue

Matieyedou (Abdou) Konlambigue
Managing Director, Aflasafe Technology Transfer and Commercialization
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 
Holger Kray

Holger Kray
Lead Economist
Head, Africa Agriculture Policy Unit

World Bank Group

 
Johannes Linn

Johannes Linn
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

 
Kola Masha

Kola Masha
Independent Consultant
Babban Gona

 
Charlene McKoin

Charlene McKoin
Lead Consultant and Vice President for Scaling and Strategy
McKoin International Development

 
Robert McLean

Robert McLean
Senior Program Specialist, Evaluation
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 
Brian Milder

Brian Milder
Chief Innovation Officer
Root Capital
Director
Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF)

 
Mezuo O. Nwuneli

Mezuo O. Nwuneli
Managing Partner
Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd.

 
Tim Peoples

Tim Peoples
Managing Director, Purdue Foundry
Purdue Research Foundation

 
Kevin Pixley

Kevin Pixley
Director of Genetic Resources Program and Seeds of Discovery Project
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

 
Tim Prewitt

Tim Prewitt
Chief Executive Officer
International Development Enterprises (iDE)

 
Bob Rabatsky

Bob Rabatsky
Senior Vice President, Director of Feed the Future Partnering
Fintrac

 
Conor Riggs

Conor Riggs
Director of Market Systems and Entrepreneurship
International Development Enterprises (iDE)

 
Timothy Runnalls

Timothy Runnalls
Senior Director of Real Assets
Ascension Investment Management

 
William Ryerson

William Ryerson
Founder and President
Population Media Center

 
Pepijn Schreinemachers

Pepijn Schreinemachers
Flagship Program Leader, Enabling Impact
World Vegetable Center

 
Marc Schut

Marc Schut
Senior Scientist, Flagship Program Leader 'Improved Livelihoods at Scale'
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 
Louise Sperling

Louise Sperling
Senior Technical Advisor, Agriculture and Livelihoods
Catholic Relief Services

 
David Spielman

David Spielman
Senior Research Fellow
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

 
Thavy Staal

Thavy Staal
Sustainability and Project Manager, Crop Protection Africa & Middle East
BASF

 
Jelle Van Loon

Jelle Van Loon
Mechanization Specialist, Latin America
International Maize and Wheat Research Center (CIMMYT)

 
Seerp Wigboldus

Seerp Wigboldus
Senior Advisor/Researcher
Wageningen Centre for Development (CDI)
Wageningen University & Research

 
Tricia Wind

Tricia Wind
Senior Program Specialist, Evaluation
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 
Simon Winter

Simon Winter
Executive Director
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

 
Paul Winters

Paul Winters
Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Dept.
Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

 
Lennart Woltering

Lennart Woltering
Scaling Advisor
International Maize and Wheat Research Center (CIMMYT)

 
Carolyn Woo

Carolyn Woo
Emeritus President & CEO
Catholic Relief Services
Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development
Purdue University

 
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