Executive Director and CEO, Eastern Africa Grain Council
How I work with Harvest
EAGC works with Harvest to promote increased food security and resiliency, reduced price volatility and vulnerability, and improved awareness and understanding of the applications of satellite data products by users in the grain sector. Jointly working to derive provide access to the timely, synoptic, objective, and reputable EO-based information that are critically need to act or react to a dynamic food system. This partnership strengthens food security and human resiliency while decreasing market volatility and human vulnerability to food system shocks.
Gerald Makau Masila has been the Executive Director and CEO of EAGC since 2011, working to support structured grain trade in the Eastern Africa region. Under Mr. Masila’s leadership, the organization has grown and its operation now spans over 10 countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Mr. Masila has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, distribution, commodity trading and fast-moving consumer goods management, having worked in sectors including tobacco, dairy, coffee and wine. Mr. Masila has worked for the British American Tobacco, New Kenya Cooperative Creameries and Acumen Business Consultants. He holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, both from Egerton University, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi.