"If It Is To Be, It’s Up To Me." - Thomas B. Smith
Thanks for dropping by. A bit about me… I am the Program Director for GrowCocoa,the cocoa livelihoods and sustainability partnership of US-based Blommer Chocolate Co., North America’s largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier, and Singapore-based Olam International Ltd., a leading global agri-business supplier. In this role, I work with the Olam and Blommer teams to improve programs and expand operations in West Africa and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining GrowCocoa, I was the Director of Operations and Africa Business Development for CG/LA Infrastructure, a DC-based infrastructure advisory firm.
I’ve lived and worked in West Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal), where I focused on developing and implementing agricultural and educational programs in partnership with government units and community-based groups.
Prior to my work in West Africa, I held two appointments during the Administration of President George W. Bush and served several years as a U.S. Marine.
Independently, I am affiliated with various international development and veterans associations.
I’m here to exchange thoughts, ideas, and to connect with like-minded folks. I welcome you to touch base with me via LinkedIn, email, or Twitter (@kevinerwilkins).
I hope to be in touch.