Our Board of Directors provide technical advisory and legal oversight of The Harvest Fund in its operations as an African women's charity and hybrid social enterprise.
Board of Directors
Our board brings valuable, geographically diverse perspectives on social enterprise, smallholder technology and African agribusiness.
William Chilufya is the former Country Coordinator of the Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition alliance, a global movement across 61 countries working together to end malnutrition. William was instrumental in organizing civil society around Scaling Up Nutrition in Zambia, resulting in his recognition as an authority on discussions surrounding raising the profile of nutrition in Zambia, within civil society, government, and the private sector. William can be found tweeting about nutrition and, in fact, he was recognized by the UK’s The Guardian newspaper as one of the top ten people on Twitter shaping policy and practice on nutrition and development.
William has a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Free States in South Africa.
He resides in Kafue, Zambia.
Ogo Ibok is the group CEO of Skill Enhancement Centre (SENCE) Limited, an HR consulting firm; SENCE Agric, an agriculture-based consultancy firm; and Sophie & Grace, a distribution company in the agriculture sector. Prior to her foray into entrepreneurship, she was the Regional Director for HR and Administration for the East, Central and Anglophone West Africa Region with Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, overseeing 22 countries.
She is the founder of the award-winning www.agriculturenigeria.com, an online platform that provides agricultural information to stakeholders and attracts 18,000 visitors monthly. As a problem solver, she is currently working on partnerships that will help alleviate the challenges that farmers, especially women, face in accessing loans for their agribusinesses.
She has over 20 years of work experience in Law, Human Resource Management and Business Consulting and holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Management from the Middlesex University, UK.
She resides in Lagos, Nigeria.
Jim is a consultant and expert in technology commercialization, business incubation, innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded Business Cluster Development (BCD) in 1993. BCD has helped over 80 organizations with the formation of sector-focused incubators and accelerators, regional innovation clusters and technology commercialization centers. He was also the Founder of the first environmental incubator in the U.S. Jim has mentored over 250 companies and worked on social entrepreneurship projects in China, Uganda, Nigeria, Myanmar and Senegal. He currently serves as a Mentor for Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Jim also has experience as a venture investor in Silicon Valley, a Business Manager for the U.S. Supreme Court and a trial attorney for 10 years.
He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area in the US.
Martha Haile is the VP of Africa at Wefarm, where she leads the regional offices in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Prior to Wefarm, she was the chief operating officer at Hello Tractor for four years. Martha has more than 13 years of experience in leading global teams, building strategic partnerships, supporting new market entry, and managing multi-million donor funded programs. While at Hello Tractor, she served as a staff representative on the U.S. President’s Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). Previously, she co-founded the global engagement community of practice at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant. Martha received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
She resides in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The Harvest Fund is a Zambian NGO and private company limited by guarantee.
The Harvest Fund is a US IRS 501(c)(3) registered organization.