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Sebastian Wanajala

Programme Lead – Agribusiness

Sebastian Wanjala is the Programme Lead – Agribusiness.  He has over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of projects in development and post-conflict environments, with a large chunk of his career being spent in advisory services, spanning the dairy, horticulture, and crop sector.

Prior to joining AECF, he worked at the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation where he served as the Kenya Country Program Manager for the Euro 36 million Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT) programme. Sebastian has also worked with various international development organizations including Research Triangle International, World Relief Canada and ACDI/VOCA. He also completed short term and long-term assignments in the US, Southern, West and North Africa, and Asia.

Sebastian holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Imperial College London Business School majoring in economics and strategy for business. He also holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Agricultural Engineering from the Egerton University and is a registered engineer.

He firmly believes that a combination of innovation forms and market system approaches is the key to sustained economic growth – with an eye on purposeful private and public investment in agriculture.