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People. Partners. Purpose.


Partners in Food Solutions, an independent nonprofit organization, is working to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development across Africa by expanding and increasing the competitiveness of the food processing sector. We link corporate volunteers from our consortium of world-class food companies with promising entrepreneurs in twelve African countries.

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General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.

Headquarters Staff

Janelle Arndt

Director, Accounting & Finance

Dean Bachmeier

Senior Advisor

Jimmy Bettcher

Director, Partnerships & Business Development

Rebecca Chou

Corporate Partnerships Consultant

Klerissa Church

Senior Advisor, Human Resources

Dave Cummings

Technical Services Lead

Jeff Dykstra

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Hallie Huffaker

Impact Consultant

Lauren Innes

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ben Knoll

Senior Advisor, Corporate Development

Magdalene Mbaga

Director, Services Innovation & Impact

John Mendesh

Senior Advisor, Special Projects

Makabongwe Ngulube

Manager, Human Resources & Administration

Mark Schulze

Chief Financial Officer

Nikki See

Director, Communications & IT

Staci Seibold

Senior Director, Client & Technical Services

Amanda Traaseth

Director, Operations

Lulit Woldeselassie

Volunteer Engagement Associate

Partner Field Staff

Yvonne Akorfa Hormenoo

Human Capital Services Lead

Nana Antwi Owusu-Ansah

Volunteer Engagement Associate

Bernadette Arthur

Field Program Associate

Caroline Bamba

Program Manager - Côte d'Ivoire

Christian Dedzo

Regional Program Director - West Africa

Edwin Gafa

Senior Program Manager - Uganda

Gillian Kadenyi

Program Manager - Kenya

Veronica Kanja

Program Manager - Kenya

Johnson Kiragu

Regional Program Director - East Africa

Vivian Maduekeh

Technical Services Lead

Robert Mawanda

Program Manager - Rwanda & Uganda

Daniel Mwape

Program Manager - Zambia

Faith Ngila

Senior Program Associate

Gordon Okyere

Program Manager - Ghana

Gloria Maame Abena Otoo

Field Program Associate

Selase Sabah

Business Services Lead

Toju Ukubeyinje

Program Manager - Nigeria

Chenge Arnold Wandabwa

Field Program Associate


Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Vice President, Agriculture Supply Chain North America Business at Cargill

Will Bonifant

Vice President, International Supply Chain & Manufacturing at The Hershey Company

John Brase

Chief Operating Officer for The J.M. Smucker Company

Kofi Bruce

Chief Financial Officer, General Mills

Dan Dye

Chief Executive Officer, Ardent Mills

Dana McNabb

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, General Mills

Monica Musonda

Chief Executive Officer, Java Foods

Ken Powell, Chair of the Board

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, General Mills

Purbita Ray

Senior Director, Research & Development, General Mills

Andy Sharpe

President and CEO, Bühler North America

Hugh C. Welsh

General Counsel, Secretary & President, DSM North America

Bruce Wilkinson, Vice Chair of the Board

CEO and President of Catholic Medical Mission Board