SAGCOT Centre Staff

Mr. Geoffrey Israel Kirenga

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Mr. Kirenga has a wealth of experience in East African agriculture value chains. He is the former Director of the Crop Development Division at the Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. Prior to this position, Mr. Kirenga specialized in crop promotion services, pest management and plant protection. Mr. Kirenga has an extensive network in both the Tanzanian and international agriculture and agribusiness communities, and he is highly committed to drive the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania to delivering on its role as the catalyst dedicated to transforming Tanzania's agriculture sector. Mr. Kirenga holds an MSc in Entomology from the Imperial College of the University of London.
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Kadji Diop

Chief Operating Officer


Kadji has over eighteen years of experience working in organizational development, finance and accounting in the U.S. and Africa. She comes with a proven track record in driving positive change in financial processes and systems across organizations to maximize revenue generation and profitability. She also comes with demonstrated expertise in strengthening internal controls to improve forecasting, investments, financial reporting, cost accounting, and overall performance of operations. She provides direction and leadership, to direct daily responsibilities, and ensures all established policies and procedures are followed. She has a proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in the public and the NGO sectors, and in the Foundation world. Before joining SAGCOT Centre Ltd., she headed the Finance & Accounting Departments at TrustAfrica, a Pan-African Foundation incorporated in the U.S. and headquartered in Senegal.
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