Managing Director for Africa, Food Systems for the Future
Shanoo Saran works with global organizations to early-stage local companies on food and agriculture technology, data, finance, and climate innovations.
In her current role as Managing Director for Africa at “Food Systems for the Future”, she steers the development of nutrition-focused sustainable businesses. She co-led the Smallholder Solutions team at Rabobank, led the partnership of Mercy Corps’ AgriFin program with NASA, and worked in various senior partnership and operations roles with the UN World Food Program, where she co-founded and led the Farm to Market Alliance.
She is also an investor, advisor, and board member in emerging markets’ tech and finance startups.
Shanoo has lived and worked across five continents and holds an MBA in social entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.