Rupert SIMONS, Agriculture, Biodiveristy and Development Expert, Senior associate, Member of the Food and Land Use Coalition on soil health, SYSTEMIQ, England

He is a senior associate at SYSTEMIQ’s London office and works with the Food and Land Use Coalition on soil health. Before joining SYSTEMIQ, he spent five years as a consultant with McKinsey and seven years in international development. He has run an NGO that advocates for transparency in development and led government advisory programs in Ethiopia and Liberia. In 2011, he helped set up the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency which works to improve the productivity of smallholder farmers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Development.