Sofia Tesfazion holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden and a Certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University, USA. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in the private and development sectors from three continents – Europe, USA and Africa. Sofia started her career in SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) a multinational company headquartered in Sweden that produces and sells absorbent hygiene products, packaging solutions and publication papers. She then moved to New York working for Towers Perrin, a global professional services firm that helps organizations around the world optimize performance through effective people, risk and financial management – servicing clients that include three-quarters of the world’s 500 largest companies and three quarters of the Fortune 1000 U.S. companies. Clients included Astra Zeneca, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Citigroup, General Electric, Microsoft and Syngenta. Sofia has been based in Nairobi over the last 10 years in regional/Africa management roles in resource mobilization, program development and grant management for the organizations Save the Children and Plan International. Currently Sofia is employed by AATF (African Agricultural Technology Foundation) as the Director for Resource Mobilization and also acting as the Director for Commercialization.