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Dr. Tom H.

Independent Consultant

Doctoral DegreeBoston University

Arlington, Virginia, United States


A passionate and enthusiastic leader with broad and deep experience in managing complex agricultural development programs in difficult environments. Strong analytical and team-building skills, with proven successful experience leading agricultural market systems and agribusiness development programs. Excellent listening and speaking skills, facilitating holistic approaches with private and public sector partners to resolve problems and take advantage of opportunities. Culturally sensitive in selecting, managing and inspiring socially and ethnically diverse teams of professionals to achieve great results for World Bank, USAID and USDA funded projects with a cumulative value of over $200 million. Superb oral and written communication skills and often in demand as a knowledgeable speaker on issues around agribusiness development, public-private partnerships, climate smart agriculture and the challenge of involving rural women and youth in order to feed a global population of 9 billion people a balanced, nutritious diet by the year 2050. Core competencies and strengths include: (1) Inspirational Leadership (2) Program Management; (3) Matching Grant Fund Management; (4) Building sustainable partnerships with integrity and trust; (5) Mentoring and Coaching; (6) Food security and nutrition-sensitive agriculture; (7) Facilitation and Negotiation; (8) Precision agricultural production practices and new technology; (9) Climate smart agriculture; and (10) Agricultural marketing systems and agribusiness development.


  • development
  • agricultural financing
  • agricultural technology
  • international development
  • farming / crops
  • united states
  • tanzania
  • mali
  • laos
  • kenya
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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