Fortified Whole Grain Alliance

Johnes N David

Categories: Leadership

Johnes is a versatile and seasoned business leader with over 20 years’ experience in the Food Industry: Extensive expertise and hands-on experience in strategy formulation and execution, Financial modelling for manufacturing enterprises, Change and Strong management acumen, Systems/Process re-engineering and commited enthusiasm in devising and implementing work plans for accelerated business growth.
Johnes has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the FMCG sector while switching seamlessly between strategy and operations: Served as business leader and CEO for six years at Kaliti Food Share company (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) with full responsibilities on business turn-around (loss to profitability), expansion and portfolio growth as well as re-modelling the overall business structure.

Prior to Ethiopia, Johnes managed UNGA Ltd Nairobi’s Industrial area factory handling both Maize and Wheat milling plants as well as Porridges and the Pulses businesses. From 2006 -2012, he worked at America ’s Corn Products International (currently Ingredion plc) as Operations Manager for the business’s soleCorn wet milling plant in Africa: Later appointed to the Global Innovation and Continuous Improvement Team representing the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Johnes has rich experiences with cereals processing, fresh produce exports, Avocado oil extraction, pasta/biscuits manufacture, fruits and vegetables processing just but to mention a few. As a Consultant, he has advised and assisted many SME ’s in East Africa to navigate through daily business challenges; Also engaged in promoting consumption of fortified whole grain foods through numerous initiatives … carrying out processors mapping for gaps and potential scoping and capacity development through technical assistance under different projects/programs in different countries.

Johnes is a certified QMS auditor, Executive coach for managers and a Kaizen practitioner. He holds Masters in Strategy Mgt., a BSc. Degree – Food Science and Technology (Nairobi University) and Trainings in Process Engineering. He is passionate about growth in the entire food supply chain especially when dealing with agri-based formations that promote improving food productivity, quality and safety