Karen James

Karen has a 30-year background in engineering, banking, IT, consulting and change management. She specialises in helping companies solve complex issues and develop strategic opportunities. In her role at Business for Development, she has helped define the business vision and strategy and formed relevant partnerships and stakeholder relationships to ensure the target communities get the […]

John Cook

With more than 20 years’ experience in the food and agribusiness industry, John brings significant sector expertise to his role at Business for Development. Throughout his career, John has held a variety of executive management positions including Regional Director of Kellogg’s Europe, Managing Director of Kellogg’s Australia, Global Head of Burns Philp Consumer Foods Division and […]

Lester Bagom

Lester has been working across Papua New Guinea in a variety of agriculture roles. He started as an Assistant Instructure in rice production for the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA), whose focus is to build the capacity of people – especially young people – in environmental education, rural development, and conservation and […]

Eddy Chibu

Eddy is Business for Development’s Country Manager in Kenya. His key responsibility is to transform the lives of rural communities by using a participatory approach and empowering smallholder farmers through the agricultural value chain.Eddy has more than a decade of experience working with the Kenyan Government and Kwale County Government in senior administrative positions. ​How does Eddy want […]

Deb Doan

With over a decade’s experience in business analysis and consulting at KPMG and Willis Towers Watson, Deb thrives on exploring messy, complex information, translating it into actionable insights and using these learnings to drive change.  Deb is an experienced project manager, leading projects in Myanmar, the Pacific Islands and Kenya, as well as several of […]

Morris Dzuya

Morris has spent three decades working for theKenyan Government and the Kwale County Government and has garnered extensive experience in crop agronomy and the development of smallholder agribusiness. Morris has significantly helped transform the lives of smallholder communities through the promotion, adoption and implementation of superior agricultural technologies and practices. By doing so, he has […]

Meg Kauthen

Since 2006, Meg has worked in International Development partnerships, first at UNICEF and then with Plan International Australia. Since joining Business for Development her focus has been researching and analysing supply chains and designing market-based sustainability solutions for people living in developing countries and Australia. With a background in partnerships development, she has worked with […]

Elias Kimaru

A Natural Resource Management professional with over 20 years of experience. Elias has expertise in protecting and improving environmental assets such as soils, water, vegetation, biodiversity, and wildlife habitats. He excels at participative approaches to mobilise communities for the management of wildlife, forestry, and tourism. In addition to holding a number of strategic leadership positions, […]

Eliud Korir

Eliud has more than a decade of hands-on experience in poultry production, brand development, and training and developing of poultry-based agribusinesses. He has previously held roles at Kenya Bixa Ltd and Kenchic Ltd and in poultry-based livelihood projects in the Horn of Africa and Central Africa. Charged with managing Business for Development’s poultry and stock feed […]

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