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Francis Osei

CEO/Managing Consultant

IESO Agribusiness Consult

Francis Osei is the Managing Consultant for IESO Agribusiness Consult with over 25 years’ experience in the agribusiness sector specifically in agricultural investment appraisal, agricultural banking & financing, and Food & Agro-Processing Industry. Throughout his career, he has been involved in extensive business interactions with both the private and public sectors and has been instrumental in the financing of several agribusiness projects and initiatives worth over $500 million dollars across Africa. Francis has also been involved in the management of several multi-million multilateral and bilateral donor projects for rural and agriculture financing for smallholder farmers affecting more than 80,000 Ghanaian farmers in the various crop value chains since 2001. Prior to founding IESO agribusiness Consult, Francis was Regional Manager (Agribusiness Development) of Millennium Promise, Millennium Development Goals Center, Dakar, Senegal, and Head of Agricultural Banking at Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. Francis is a distinguished alumnus of the Harvard Agribusiness Seminar Program of the Harvard Business School (2013). He holds an MBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), an M.Phil. (Food Science) from the University of Ghana and B.Sc (Hons) in (Biochemistry) from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a Member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. During his tenure as Regional Business Development Manager for Millennium Promise, he played a key role in assisting over 30,000 farmers in food and cash crop production, gain access to commercial credit in seven project sites in Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, and Senegal. Francis is also an International Finance Corporation, LPI, Performance Monitoring and Assessment Certified Trainer.