iSDA has appointed Jonathan Crouch as its first CEO, effective from 1st May, 2018.
Jonathan joins the business with over 20 years’ experience in agritech R&D and agribusiness incubation in Africa, along with a background managing the development of a new commercial agritech programme in an established SME in Europe.
“Jonathan’s diverse background and experience particularly working in the public and private sectors in grant-funded and investment capital environments, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe made him a natural fit for the role,” said Achim Dobermann, CEO of Rothamsted Research and one of iSDA’s founder directors. “We are delighted to bring him into the business and lead the development and delivery of an innovative social good enterprise.”
Jonathan added: “I am highly entrepreneurial and innovative but strongly strategic and mission-driven in nature. iSDA is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to building a highly capable team in Nairobi, where we will be based.”
Jonathan can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org