Jimmy Bettcher

Director, Partnerships & Business Development
Jimmy Bettcher

Jimmy loves the opportunity to work for an organization that is unleashing the power of business to address the critical issue of food security in Africa. He sees his role at PFS as a perfect step in a career helping to create an ecosystem of support around entrepreneurs addressing pressing social or environmental issues. Before PFS, Jimmy worked to strengthen bootstrapping entrepreneurs and startups while living in Uganda, built global partnerships between large multinational companies to invest in education in emerging markets, and managed a strategic social impact initiative to bring energy and economic opportunity to underserved communities in India and Africa. Jimmy received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. An avid world traveler, he has lived on four continents and visited nearly 50 countries. Jimmy also enjoys kayaking, sand volleyball, grilling out—and cultivates an irrational love for Notre Dame football.

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.