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pierre b.

MBANortheastern University

United States

Summary

Business Development, Program Management, and Strategic Management in high-technology, real estate, management consulting, and international development with a focus on agribusiness value chain management. Proven experience in developing, executing, and evaluating complex agriculture value chain programs, analyzing baseline data, developing annual workplans and writing annual reports, conceiving online marketplace for smallholder farmers, advising government officials and CEOs of small and medium agriculture input suppliers, agro-processors, farmer cooperatives, and influencing African youth to engage in profitable agribusiness ventures, agricultural technology, and precision farming in more than 20 African countries. Qualified in managing US$ multi millions USAID, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)-funded projects. Created agribusiness ecosystems with food companies, farmer cooperatives, and input suppliers in West Africa. Advised Permanent Secretaries and Ministers of Agriculture to implement their National Agricultural Development Plan. Added value to financial institutions, fertilizer blending plant operators, agro-processors, agriculture extension agents, smallholder farmer cooperatives in West, Central, and East Africa. Conceived strategic plans for the mango industry in Haiti and a cocoa cooperative of 105,000 farmers in West Africa. Created and presented an off-farm marketing concept to solve market access problems for smallholder farmers at the World Bank Development Market Place competition. Able to instill trust and human relations skills to manage cross-functional teams, build rapport with staff, and establish network with private sector clients, high level government officials, traditional chieftaincies, religious leaders, youth groups, and development partners. Report directly to C-Level executives. Bilingual (English and French). Currently living and working as a Freelance Consultant in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Experience

  • development
  • agricultural financing
  • agricultural technology
  • farming / crops
  • private sector development
  • bill & melinda gates foundation (b&mgf)
  • mali
  • ghana
  • haiti
  • zambia
  • uganda
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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