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 […]

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. Working with Accenture, she reviewed how the business and development sectors could work together to achieve shared outcomes and achieve greater sustainable impact. Business for Development was one of the first Australian organisations that tackled this question […]

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 […]

Noel Kuman

Noel is an expert in cocoa and fresh produce post-harvest research and development, rural agriculture extension and agribusiness. His experience spans the private sector, Papua New GuineaGovernment and International Development organisations. In these roles he hashelped transform the lives of rural farmers through development, promotion, adaption and implementation of innovative technologies and ideas. ​Noel spent […]

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