Alloysius Attah|CEO/Co-Founder

At five years old, Alloysius’ parents divorced and he moved to live with his aunt, who was a small-scale farmer in rural Ghana. While staying there, he experienced the challenges small-scale farmers go through to produce food and support their families.

Having made it to college, Alloysius became determined to give back to the people who supported him. This led to the creation of two start-up organisations: Alloyworld,a photography and video production company, and iCottage Networks, a Web and Mobile startup. In 2013, Alloysius launched Farmerline Ltd in partnership with Emmanuel Owusu Addai in order to support small-scale farmers.

He is committed to empowering small-scale farmers like his aunt who are facing similar challenges across Africa. Alloysius has spoken about his work at the 2013 Social Capital Markets Conference and Mobile World Congress 2014. He is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow.

Emmanuel Owusu Addai|CTO/Co-Founder

Emmanuel Owusu Addai is the CTO and Co-Founder of Farmerline.
He is responsible for the overall technology and product strategy of the organisation. Emmanuel has previously served as a Field Surveyor, GIS Developer and Consultant on multiple major national projects, including the Presidential Special Initiative (PSI) on Oil-Palm Plantation and Setting-Out of the Affordable Housing Project in Ghana. Emmanuel has also founded and worked within several technology start-ups in Ghana including iCottage Networks, a company he founded in the final year of his postgraduate studies.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geodetic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master’s in Geomatic Engineering (Geodesy option).
He is a 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow and has over 5-years of experience in mobile and web technologies.

Femke Dekker | Chief Operating Officer

Social, hard working, creative and result-oriented is how Femke can be best described. With her experience in the field of international development, sustainability and project management she makes a valuable contribution as COO to the Farmerline team.
Femke is responsible for the day to day management of the company and is directly involved in the activities of the Corporate and Farmers Service Team. With her passion for technology and development she fully executes Famerline’s mission to empower small-scale farmers to increase their resilience and livelihood.
Femke holds a MSc in Human Geography and an Advanced Master in International Development. She worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic and co-founded an environmental education organisation in Kosovo.
Prior to Farmerline, she worked as Certification Manager for a large cocoa farmer organisation where she managed a team of 40 people in the effective implementation of the organisations’ sustainability programs.
Femke has strong organisation and communication skills and a flexible attitude to work in a diverse and fast growing work environment.

Lindsey Allen|Director of Corporate Services

As the Director of Corporate Services, Lindsey helps to drive and steer growth both externally and internally – facilitating and managing a pipeline of high-value partnerships as well as working collaboratively with the Farmerline team to develop skills and metrics necessary to achieve our growth strategy. Lindsey works to bring visibility to Farmerline’s mission and find ways to connect partners more deeply to food supply chain sustainability and agricultural development. Lindsey has a range of experience conducting field research, impact assessment, and policy analysis on social entrepreneurship in East Africa and North Africa, as well as providing guidance and resources to social entrepreneurs looking to enhance their business models. She is a former Fulbright researcher and worked previously at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

Gerald Mangena | Director of Finance

Gerald Mangena is the Director of Finance for Farmerline. He is an ICT enthusiast who leads the finance team in making informative financial decisions, strategic positioning of the business, and is a key member of the company’s fundraising activities with investors. He is an analytic problem solver and team leader with more than eight years’ financial and business management experience acquired in the manufacturing, medical, and agriculture industry in Zimbabwe (Southern Africa). With his accounting knowledge and use of ICT tools, he decided to join the fight against poverty by helping the growth and stability of his parents’ farming business into a profit-making entity focusing on horticultural and grain production. It is because of his success in agribusiness that in 2014, he was selected into the prestigious U.S. Department of State Professional Fellowship on Economic Development in Washington DC and Colorado. Gerald is also passionate about giving back to the community: he has volunteered as a financial advisor for Sanning Foundation which helps smallholder women farmers with extension services, inputs, and market advice. He is also a member if the founding team of theSpace Trust, a youth led initiative that raises public awareness to address some of the most pressing generational challenges of our time. Gerald is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and also a holder of the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting UK.

Stephen Adusah|Director of Engineering

Stephen is the Director of Engineering at Farmerline, with wide range roles in software development, product management, and customer service.
Prior to joining Farmerline, Stephen was a Web Developer at the Computer Center in University of Cape Coast (UCC). He also held the enviable position of the acting President for the Computer Science and Information Technology Students Association (CITSA) at the University of Cape Coast during his undergraduate programme.
Stephen has a special altruistic desire to make this world a better place. This is evident as he held the Vice Coordinator position at Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), which supplied children from the Central Region of Ghana with school supplies and educational materials.
Stephen holds a BSc Honours in Information Technology from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), making him proficient in a wide range of computer systems, languages, tools and testing methodologies. He also holds a certificate in Network Security from Advance Information Technology Institute- Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (AITI-KACE).

Schandorf Adu Bright|Director of Farmer Services

Schandorf Adu Bright is Farmerline’s Director of Farmer Services.
As director, Schandorf manages a team of 8 and he is responsible for strategic planning, products development, projects management, leading training workshops for farmers and conducting user research. On behalf of Farmerline for the last 4 years, Schandorf has trained more than 5,000 small-scale farmers to adopt and benefit from Farmerline’s voice messaging technology. In 2016, with his rich experiences in rural financing, Schandorf led and facilitated the operations of Farmerline’s first loan project for 101 cocoa farmers in rural Ghana, which resulted in 90% recovery.
Prior to joining Farmerline, Schandorf worked at Bank of Africa – Ghana.
Schandorf holds BSc in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently pursuing MPhil from the same university.

Worlali Senyo|Snr Consultant Corporate services

Worlali Senyo is a Snr Consultant, Corporate services, for Farmerline. He manages Farmerline’s client and partner relationships by organising meetings and doing presentations to sell Farmerline’s services. Worlali proactively identifies fundraising opportunities and manages all grant application efforts on behalf of Farmerline.
Before joining the Farmerline team, Worlali interned for the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).
He is an expert in the field of Agriculture, ICT4D and currently holds an MSc in ICTs for Development from the University of Manchester.

Amos Olertey Wussah|Snr Consultant Corporate services

Amos Olertey Wussah is a Snr Consultant, Corporate services, for Farmerline.
At Farmerline, Amos collaborates with nucleus farmers to train smallholder farmers in the use of technology to improve their yields and livelihoods.
Amos has a strong background in sales and marketing, data analysis and risk management. He has also worked in the development of iCottage Networks’ business model and business potential. Amos has held a number of managerial positions and been involved in many volunteer initiatives.
He holds a Degree in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Albert Bensusan|Senior Associate, Corporate Services

Albert is a Senior Associate for Corporate Services responsible for Business Development.
At Farmerline, Albert works to identify organisations that will benefit from Farmerline’s suite of products and services and engages them to become partners and customers. He manages Farmerline’s pipeline of potential clients and partners and works toward bringing them the value that improves their operations.
Before joining Farmerline, Albert worked in the financial sector providing advisory service to organisations. He worked as a Finance Analyst for Wildon & Kwelny Advisors Limited, a corporate finance firm and with Gold Coast Brokerage as an Investment Officer.
Albert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University.

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