Dominic joined TechnoServe’s Food Processing Practice in 2021 as the Program Director for TAAP. He is a Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with a career in International Development that spans over 30 years in Africa, Latin America, & Asia, More
focusing on public health and food & nutrition security. As the Program Director, Dominic uses his expertise to build and manage multi-sectoral alliances that combine the strengths of businesses, governments, research organizations, and civil society, leveraging policy advocacy and innovative finance for impact at scale.
Tobi is the Deputy Program Director for TAAP and has dedicated the last six years of his career to working with TechnoServe. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African Studies from Wake Forest University and a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Foreign Policy More
from George Mason University. Before his current role, Tobi served as the Regional Program Manager for TechnoServes’ Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods (SAPFF) Program and supported teams in Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania. As the Deputy Program Director, Tobi oversees global operations and digital enablement projects across the program’s eight geographies.
Onochie Esenwah has joined as Global Operations Specialist for TAAP. Onochie, previously served as a Senior Operations Coordinator for the TNS Nigeria office where he demonstrated immense capacity to juggle many tasks. He supported multiple organizational departments More
(program Admin Officer/Assistants and Operation Coordinators) to ensure that all offices were operating in line with TNS standards (efficiency, security, cost-effectiveness, etc.). At TAAP Onochie will provide country teams with operations support, helping manage and coordinate logistics, events, and trainings.
Philomena is a certified Public accountant with over ten years of experience in financial management and administration in the NGO sector. During this time, she gained a deep understanding of managing grants from donors such as The Gates Foundation, EU, SIDA, and USGOV. Philomena More
holds a bachelor’s degree in business management – Finance option from Moi university and a Higher Diploma in Human Resources.As the Regional Finance & Budget Analyst, Philomena is responsible for the sound financial management of the TAA Investment to ensure that all offices were operating in line with TNS standards (efficiency, security, cost-effectiveness, etc.). At TAAP Onochie will provide country teams with operations support, helping manage and coordinate logistics, events, and trainings.
Ruwaida has over five years of work experience with non-governmental organizations and government agencies, such as WWF, The Horn Institute, and Mojatu Foundation, where she worked on conservation, anti-terrorism, and human More
rights projects across Africa, Asia, and Europe. As the Strategic Partnerships Lead for TAAP, Ruwaida coordinates stakeholder engagement and communication with various country teams and strategic fortification partners. She also oversees the launch of digital resource platforms and technical assistance tracking tools for the program.
Kunle is an inclusive communications and branding specialist with 15+ years of experience with leading public and media relations, multi-channel campaign management, product adoption, and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. As the More
Communications and Branding Lead, Kunle will be supporting the TAAP team by leading the development of our strategic communications strategy, working with country teams to produce marketing materials in the form of program collateral and progress reports, as well as the content that will be housed on the program’s central knowledge hub and other digital platforms.
Monojit has 25 years of work experience with some of the reputed Indian MNCs like Marico, Zee Entertainment, and Jubilant FoodWorks. He has an in-depth experience in end-to-end Supply Chain Management with a focus on Sourcing and Procurement in the FMCG, Food & Agri-Commodity space. More
He has also worked extensively in formulating strategy and its execution for Business Development in the International market. He mentored various early-stage start-ups in the Food, Agri, and Consumer Products space. Monojit is a Senior Practice Leader at TechnoServe and is leading the TAAP project in India node (India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia). He is responsible for formulating and implementing sustainable Public-Private Partnerships for large-scale Food Fortification..
Vinay is a management graduate with 15+ years of experience consulting and developing sustainable agri-value chains, agribusiness, and commodities research and advisory. He has worked in the food processing industry as a consultant to provide feedback to technology More
providers on various aspects of customers’ needs, challenges, and potential areas to pitch in. He has played managerial roles from designing to grounding the projects, including management and strategic decision-making, team building, stakeholder management, etc Vinay is a Senior Manager at TechnoServe and is responsible for initiating and rolling out the TAAP and stakeholder management in Bangladesh and supporting the India team on landscape surveys, stakeholder outreach, and programme management.
Gaurika Jhaver has 1.7 years of work experience in financial inclusion, Gender, Policy, and Livelihood, with a Master’s in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Gaurika has extensively been engaged in market research, analysis and presentation of quantitative and qualitative More
data, policy formulation, and project management. Gaurika is a Senior Project Management Associate at TechnoServe and supports the practice lead in resource development, research, stakeholder engagement, management, etc. She is responsible for organizing conferences, motivational workshops, and sector-wide training and managing the Relationship and Activity Tracking Tool (RMATT), TAAP Knowledge Hub, and other programs.
Boiyon has over 15 years of work experience in the Agricultural, Finance, and Development sectors working with smallholder farmers, MSMEs, cooperatives, and large agro-processors. He has diverse experience in value chain development, project management, andMore
agribusiness financing. He is currently the Program Manager for TAAP. Boiyon holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Agribusiness Management from Egerton University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mildred is a Food Science and Nutrition professional with over six years of experience working with International non-governmental organizations, the Private sector, and Government institutions. She has worked in program design, implementation, coordination, and More
technical advisory of programs in Food Fortification, Food Safety, and Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems.
Peninah is a Food Science and Food Safety Professional with nine years of experience in research and food processing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Food Safety and Quality from the University of Nairobi. She is a certified ISO 22000:2018 More
implementer and a trained Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) auditor. As a Food Fortification Specialist at TechnoServe, Peninah empowers food processors towards efficient food fortification through sector-wide training and technical assistance in the identified gaps. As a Program Specialist under TAAP, Mildred is tasked with stakeholder management and provides technical support to food processing industries. She also coordinates activities and events and designs and executes product communication strategies.
Tella is a Biochemist with 15 years of working experience in the food processing industry in Nigeria, engaging leading industry players in the areas of fortification compliance, food quality systems, and manufacturing excellence. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Leadership from More
Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Nexford. As the Country Program Manager for TAAP & DQAQC, Tella has led the country-wide implementation of large-scale food fortification initiatives. Before her role at Technoserve, she worked with teams on designing and formulating various vitamins and mineral blends for fortifying food and beverages for the Nigerian FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) market, which delivered essential micronutrients to millions of Nigerians.
Heritage has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a Master’s degree in healthcare management from Coventry University. As a Program Specialist with TechnoServe, Heritage facilitates a portfolio of stakeholder engagement and communication More
between partner organizations within the TAAP and DQAQC. She develops plans for efficiently tracking and observing business-to-business interactions between TAAP processors and international partners to meet set goals and objectives. Additionally, she facilitates the connection between staff and stakeholders looking for information or institutional knowledge.
Olusola is a Food Technologist with over 16 years of working experience in food processing. He has degrees in microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, and flour milling from Kansas State University, United States of America. Olusola is a member More
of two professional bodies in Nigeria – the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Association of Industrial Microbiologists of Nigeria (AIMN).As a Food Fortification Specialist with TechnoServe, Olusola supports stakeholder engagement and coordinates stakeholder convening and sector-wide training. He also works with selected processors to identify their challenges in complying with fortification guidelines and proffer solutions to facilitate appropriate compliance practices.