Sapna Shah serves as a Managing Director at the GIIN. In this role, she focuses primarily on how the GIIN can most effectively use our programs to support our mission of growing the market. She was previously the Strategy Director at the GIIN, and has led the GIIN’s Network Membership as well as an Investors’ Council working group on sustainable agriculture investing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining the GIIN, Sapna was the program officer for Africa and regional coordinator for East Africa for CNFA, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the agricultural sectors of developing economies. In this role, she managed Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), USAID, and Gates Foundation agricultural development programs in sub-Saharan Africa, where she focused on the creation of rural enterprises and the commercialization of supply chains. Earlier in her career she worked at the Center for Corporate Citizenship with Fortune 500 companies to create business practices that were responsive to emerging market opportunities and social and environmental challenges. Sapna has BS degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.