Farmer, innovator, leading social entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of the Smallholders Foundation Ltd./Gte in 2003.
Created Smallholder Farmer Rural Radio (2 million Nigerian listeners), The Agriprenuership Academy, The Smallholders Seed Store, Smallholders Microcredit, and GrainStore polypropylene bags (grain preservation bags).
Highly honored with 23 awards - Ashoka Fellow 2008, Rolex Awards 2010, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative in Business 2012, Nigeria’s Young Person of the Year 2011, Niigata International Food Prize Laureate, 2012 and 2013 Laureate of the Yara Prize for Green Revolution .
Bright Benjamin Igbokwe - COO
Experienced business development manager with extensive expertise in agribusiness startups, rural logistics, distribution, commercial strategy, contract negotiations, business processes, and team building.
Emeka Ekeocha-Communication and Media Officer
Emeka Ekeocha is an experienced digital marketer, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) Expert,. who has proven the ability to convey complex products, information, and ideas. He also has strong relationship abilities with customers and delivers high impact creative ad and market copy. He is in charge of the social media platform of ColdHubs making sure the world sees the advancement of ColdHubs and how they have impacted in the life of smallholders Farmers, low and medium scale traders. He is also in charge of designing and maintaining ColdHubs Web presence.
Chidubem Maxwell Okoro - Technical Officer (TO)
Chidubem is an agricultural engineer, with extensive knowledge and expertise in clean energy, solar cells, batteries, air conditioning, cold room design, and refrigeration. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) Agricultural Engineering, from the Federal Polytechnic Owerri, Nigeria and a Technical Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Enginering. As TO, He designs, constructs, installs and maintains the solar powered walk in cold rooms. He also trains technicians and operators on installation, maintenance and repair of the cold rooms.
Wilson Prince Obigwe - Business Development Officer
Mr Obigwe's role is to identify new sites for installation of ColdHubs, negotiate with all stakeholders for site lease and liaise with relevant government agencies, markets unions and farm unions for business operations to commence.