Rob Johnson is the Director of Supply Chain Enterprise Development at the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP). Rob oversees the scoping, building, and management of CGEP farmer services and aggregation businesses in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Rob has more than seven years of experience driving market-based solutions and social businesses in the developing world. An engineer by training, he started his career in business development and project management for a large steel fabrication company, securing and managing multi-million dollar contracts for stadiums, hospitals, skyscrapers, and bridges in the US. Rob moved to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake with the desire to apply social business and market-driven solutions to help rebuild the country. He spent three years at TechnoServe, leading assessments and strategy development in multiple value chains and building and managing new programs from the ground up. In 2014, he left TechnoServe to launch CGEP’s farmer services business in Haiti, which connects thousands of famers to local and international buyers. Rob successfully led the business as general manager for two years. During this time, he also oversaw the piloting of CGEP’s inclusive distribution model in Haiti and raised over $1M in donor funding from the Kellogg Foundation, Firmenich, and other funders to increase the social impact of CGEP’s businesses.
Rob holds an MBA (Honors) and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development (Honors) from HEC Paris and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.
09 Jun 2017
This session will look at the challenges facing the global food system over the coming years, from food production to food security and public health. It examines the strategies that players from all parts of the ecosystem can develop to meet these needs for food security across the billions of people living in Asia.