Our team share many years of experience developing and working with sub-Saharan agribusinesses. We are driven by a belief in the vast potential of Africa’s agriculture sector to generate improved incomes, returns on investment, greater food security and wide-reaching positive socio-economic change.
Patrick Guyver is the CEO and Managing Director, and is responsible for leading the overall delivery of the programme, managing the team and acting as the focal point with the Partners. He has over 30 years’ private sector development experience working in transitional economies including Africa and has extensive programme management experience. He was a senior agribusiness investment officer at Rabobank International in the 1990s, founded the agribusiness advisory company Prorustica in the 2000s and became CEO of AGRIinsight in 2014.
Mihayo Wilmore, Director and Operations Lead in Tanzania. He is the co-founder of Twigalpha, an accelerator for technology-minded entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam. Mihayo focuses on Telecommunication and Information Systems in emerging markets. He has more than a decade in the industry with experience in financial services, telecommunication and regulatory frameworks. He was a founding partner of UmojaOne, the parent company of UhuruOne, SBB, and Telesis Tanzania which owns Tigo 4G. He is passionate about the challenges and opportunities ICT brings to Africa.
Frederic Kilcher, Director and Regional Manager for East Africa, has 20 years’ value chain development experience. He is based in Tanzania specialising in value chain development and smallholder focused farming as a business training. He has designed smallholder programmes across Africa focusing on training farmers in best farm management practices and integration into commercial value chains.
Cesear Mloka, Director. Cesear has over a decade of senior management experience in Marketing & Communication across Financial Services, Telecommunication, Government & Beverages sectors in East Africa. Cesear was the marketing Director for Serengeti Breweries Tanzania and led in the development of the company’s Brand Portfolio strategy. Cesear, in an ad hoc advisory role, is ensuring our messaging leads to active use of Ubia Soko by farmers at scale.
James Mugo, our seasoned full-stack software developer with a background in software development, project management, accounting and system analysis and design, He programmes in Android mobile Application development, Java SE, Java EE, HTML5, CSS, PHP and SQL.
Eric Maro is our systems and software developer based in Dar es Salaam. He is a passionate and talented Application Developer and Designer combining both programming skills and graphic design. Having worked in both Creative and ICT industries with brands such as CRDB, Ifakara Health Institute, FSDT, Twiga Cement, IMF, Puma Energy, TCRA, and Jonny Walker, as a member of the Twigalpha acceleration program, Eric develops home grown solutions that solve gaps in software and hardware deployment that meet the harsh environments found in Africa.
Mark Magila, Field Director, has 30 years experience in Tanzanian supply chain management. For 10 years, he spent his working career in Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture planning and appraising development projects mainly for rural areas. He is the Programme Director of Agricultural Council of Tanzania’s Agricultural Partnership.
John Walley is our Solutions Architect and is a seasoned full-stack software developer with a background in software development and project management. He has software engineering expertise and has been involved in the development of the AGRIinsight mapping platform and brings extensive practical expertise in database development, data visualization tools and analytics platforms.
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