George Marechera Managing Director and Board Member
George is the Managing Director of Agridrive Limited. He is a seasoned business strategist with more than 22 years of international experience in business strategy, agribusiness, technology commercialisation, and inclusive financing covering more than 23 countries. His career has featured several senior positions, namely Business Development Manager, General Manager, Senior Economist for the private and not for profit companies in Africa and the United Kingdom (UK). A Zimbabwean national, he holds an MBA from Wolverhampton University (UK), Diploma in Management from Harvard University (USA), and a BSc Honours in Economics degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Kwame is the board chairperson of Agridrive Limited. He has over 36 years of experience in all aspects of auditing operations, administration, finance, accounting, treasury, human resources systems development, and information technology functions. He has solid financial and executive experience in non-profit organizations as well as private industry and the profession (KPMG and PKF) earlier on in his career. He previously held a senior Executive Position at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Nairobi, Kenya. He also served terms on the Boards of International Agricultural Research Centers and UNESCO.
Mr. Kwame is currently the Deputy Director General -Special Duties, IITA based in Ibadan Nigeria and has played key roles in the financial management of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) System. He also serves on the AATF Board of Trustees and is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. A Ghanian national, Kwame is a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) and Chartered Accountant (Ghana).
Nkiru is a board member of Agridrive Limited. She brings over 20 years working experience with a decade of that from ExxonMobil as a project and design engineer and project manager for infrastructure projects in Nigeria, the United States, Singapore, and France. She also worked as a human capital development expert and management consultant in Canada and Nigeria. In 2015, she won an award from The Centre for Value Leadership (CVL) as an Outstanding Female Entrepreneur in the Agricultural Sector. She is also a Cochran Fellow of the USDA program and an IVLP Fellow of the US Department of State program.
Nkiru currently serves as the CEO/COO of Enviro Gro Farms – a company she co-founded to produce high-end vegetables for the Nigerian Market that is a premier commercial grower and marketer of fine quality vegetables in Nigeria. The farms are run in Epe with her partner and the support of their Dutch technical partners and an expatriate agronomist.
The senior management team is responsible for the daily running of the company
Jane is the Legal Counsel and Board secretary of Agridrive Limited. She’s an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 9 years’ experience ranging from legal advice, compliance, contract Management, Intellectual Property Management, and Board Secretarial functions. A Kenyan national, Jane is a holder of a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the Kenya Methodist University, a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelors of Law from the University of South Africa.