Advisory Board

Zirack Andrew

Zirack is an internationally acclaimed expert in Agribusiness and farmer’s engagement. He is National Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry innAgribusiness. He is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kampala University in Kampala, Uganda. He is Committee Member of Gafta: The Grain and Feed Trade Association and  Columnist of “The Agrarian Quest”  at the Daily News Tanzania.


Rajan Sharma

Rajan Sharma is a highly experienced professional specializing in trading across border, transportation and logistics. He has held esteemed positions such as Former Chairman of the Transportation and Logistics Committee and Executive Member of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) from 2014 to 2019.

Mark Moores

Mark is an expert on the interface between sustainability and web3. He is the CEO of Carby, an innovative platform that enables carbon credit projects to raise funding more rapidly and much more cheaply.

Mark Moores

Xin Zhou

An expert with around 20 years working experience on safe and sustainable agriculture value chain. Good understanding of agricultural environment, market dynamics, consumers’ demands, and growers’ needs and pain points.

Dr. Mohammed Razu Ahmed

A GAP professional including specialist in postharvest, traceability, nutritional and food safety area with more than 26 years of experience including 4 years with the World Vegetable Center (previous name AVRDC) serving as Country Coordinator. 

Dr. Mohammed Razu Ahmed

Pradeep Kumar Bharti

Pradeep Kumar Bharti is a distinguished leader in the field of sustainable farming and agriculture sustainability. As the founder of FARMCERT, a renowned sustainable farming consultancy organization, Pradeep is dedicated to promoting larger-scale sustainable farming standards and implementing certification programs in collaboration with corporates.

Ignatious Mugabo

IgnatiousMugabo is a Rwandan businessman and Managing Director of Mugolds Limited, a Kigali based company. MuGOLDS International Ltd (MIL) is a fire risk management consulting company that specializes in fire safety training, Fire risk assessment, fire protection audit and all aspects fire safety management and engineering.


Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AFEX, where he is leading a team of experts leveraging technology, innovative finance, and inclusive agriculture to connect agriSMEs and smallholder farmers to commodity and financial markets.

Davis Maynanze

A result-oriented self-starter, passionate and determined management practitioner with skills in Food Trade and Soft Commodities Trading, strategy development, and marketing, corporate finance and operations management with excellent oral and written communication capability.


Gerald Massila

Gerald Makau Masila has been the Executive Director and CEO of EAGC since 2011, working to support structured grain trade in the Eastern Africa region. Under Mr. Masila’s leadership, the organization has grown and its operation now spans over 10 countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Sameer Ambekar

Sameer Ambekar is a distinguished professional with extensive expertise in elevating quality standards within the seeds and Agro-industry. With a rich educational background and diverse experience spanning over decades, Sameer has established himself as a leader in quality assurance, project management, and the establishment of quality control labs. His career journey reflects a commitment to excellence and a passion for ensuring disease-free seed production for global export markets.