Garron Hansen brings 20 years of international experience, including 15 years implementing both donor and U.S. Government-funded programs in Africa and Haiti. In his previous role as the senior global practice lead for the agriculture & food security practice, Mr. Hansen has forged strategic partnerships and expanded Chemonics’ portfolio of projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. He has also stepped in to serve as acting project management unit director for the USAID-funded DRC Invest activity and Mali Climate Change Adaptation activity. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Hansen was embedded in the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture to provide support and oversight on strategic priorities and operations. As a strategy program officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he managed a $187 million portfolio of 17 investments by providing oversight of investees and grantees and offering strategic advice on implementation. Mr. Hansen holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in foreign affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa from the University of Virginia. He is a native English speaker and is professionally fluent in French.