The myAgro team includes over 200 Malian and Senegalese staff, and nearly two dozen expats from around the world.
Anushka Ratnayake, Founder & Executive Director
Anushka is the Founder and Executive Director of myAgro. She was an early employee at both One Acre Fund, where she served as the Director of Innovation and Core Programs, and Kiva.org, where she created the Kiva Fellows Program. Anushka has received recognition from Mulago Foundation, Echoing Green, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and The Tech Awards. She received her BA from UC Santa Cruz.
JB Dembele, Regional Coordinator
JB manages myAgro’s Mali field coordinators and the execution of our Mali operations, with particular focus on ensuring myAgro reaches core program objectives, builds the next levels of leadership, and reduces bottenecks as we scale. JB was one of myAgro’s first field agents, and has experience in pest management, water management and cotton cultivation. JB holds a degree in Agriculture Engineering from the University of Algeria.
HR Coordinator / Office administrator
Aboubacar Sidiki Diallo
Field Audit Coordinator
Abdoul K. Ba, Country Director
Abdoul is responsible for our programs, operations, and expansion in Senegal. Abdoul is passionate about building business opportunities and pursuing dreams that are “outside of the box.” Abdoul has over 12 years’ experience with Microsoft North America and Hewlett Packard (HP). He also the co-founder and CEO of SunAfrika Ventures, a startup company helping small African companies export and penetrate the US market. Abdoul holds an MBA from University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business, and a degree in Management Accounting from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal, Canada.
Office and Field Assistant, Translator
Field Coordinator, Touba Toul Region, Thies
Thierno Siradio Dia
Field Coordinator, Koussanar Region, Tambacounda
Sokhna Dior Cissé
Field Coordinator, Sinthiou Maleme Region, Tambacounda
Finance, Operations, and Development
Meredith Bell, Senior US Operations Manager
Meredith is responsible for recruitment, HR, and operations at myAgro. Prior to myAgro, Meredith led Net Impact’s webinar and conference programming, and managed community development projects in Zambia with the nonprofit FORGE. Meredith holds a BA in Peace & Conflict Studies from Stanford University.
Tamara Chao, Director of Development
Tamara is responsible for building myAgro’s development strategy and managing our donor relationships and future funding pipeline. Prior to joining myAgro, Tamara served as a political officer with the U.S. Department of State in Myanmar, and worked for Chemonics International to manage USAID-funded alternative agriculture and economic growth programs in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Tamara received an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.
Gowdin Oji, Director of Finance
Godwin Oji is in charge of myAgro’s Mali and Senegal finance and accounting activities. He has served in accounting roles in several UK-based nonprofits, and also worked as a new business consultant for MTN Mobile in Ivory Coast. He is an accredited accountant in the UK and received a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wales.
Jane Ullman, CFO
Jane has more than 25 years experience in finance, operations and investment banking. She has served as the CFO of multiple startups, and has helped raise more than $100 million from VCs, angels, lenders and lessors. Previously, Jane was an investment banker with the World Bank, and has worked for Dole Foods in Chile and for The North Face. She holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt.