ISSA BALUCH

Board of Directors

Chairman of First Hectares Capital, an agribusiness and forestry infrastructure investment company for Africa. He is Chairman of African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative (AKILI), a US-based non-profit organization that aims to provide financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable farming systems in Africa that are scalable, build capacity, and are globally competitive. Since May 2014, AKILI has been hosted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Urbanism (MIT-CAU). Mr. Baluch has published two books in transport logistics, headed international logistics organizations, and managed freight logistics companies spanning Africa, the Middle East, Far East, and North America. Mr. Baluch is a graduate of Harvard  University’s Advanced Leadership Institute.

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