Managing Director of Smart-Agri Solutions, South Africa
AJ is an agricultural value chain specialist who holds a BSc (Agric) and an MBA from UKZN in South Africa. AJ’s professional qualifications in agriculture are further strengthened by 20 years of experience across each link in the entire agriculture value chain all the way from technical production through supply chain to FMCG/retail. He has worked for both leading multinationals as well as start-ups. AJ’s fresh produce sectoral experience spans hydroponic farming, technical horticultural production, fresh produce export, reefer liner shipping, freight forwarding, cold chain management, international fresh produce trading as well as in retail/FMCG across Sub-Saharan Africa. AJ is passionate about the role which innovative technologies can play in building more inclusive agricultural supply chains. AJ resides in Cape Town with his wife and two daughters.