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
Michelle Kirby, VP of Senegal
Michelle is an international development professional with a decade of social impact work experience, including long-term engagements in Mali, Madagascar, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Indonesia, Morocco and Washington, DC. Most notably, she spent three years working for One Acre Fund in Rwanda, completed a project with DKT International in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help improve their sales of reproductive health products, and consulted with the World Bank and Madagascar’s Office of National Nutrition. Michelle holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in francophone cultural studies from Bates College.
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
Jane Ullman, Managing Director, Finance & Operations
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.