Mariana G.

Summary

INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL IN FRONTIER MARKETS

Experience

Consultant
WeFarm
United Kingdom
May-2019 - Present

Independent consultant providing advisory services for Series B raise.

Wefarm is a mobile phone-based farmer network and collective operating in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The company uses AI technology to connect small-scale farmers to crowdsourced information. Wefarm investors include Silicon Valley-based VC TrueVentures and UK-based VC LocalGlobe.

Investment Manager
Africa Agricultural Development Company (AgDevCo)
United Kingdom
September-2012 - April-2019

In her 7 years at AgDevCo, an impact fund investing solely in agriculture in Africa, she helped to build the company into a leading pan-African agri-investor with USD 250m AUM and oversaw a number of investments across multiple value chains including oil palm, fruit crops, maize, wheat and rice.

Mariana has experience in management and implementation of deal execution from due diligence to operational management in Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

ESG Analyst
EIRIS
United Kingdom
January-2012 - December-2012
Lusophone Africa Researcher
Arachnys
United Kingdom
January-2012 - December-2012
Project Manager
UK Charity
Rwanda
September-2011 - April-2012

Education

MSc International Relations
London School of Economics (LSE)
United Kingdom
September-2009 - December-2011