Our Mentors

Jeff Dykstra

Jeff is passionate about bringing together unusual partners. In his role as Co-Founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, that means leading international food companies, promising food companies in Africa, the US Government, private donors, NGOs, and impact investors as they come together to improve food security, nutrition, and economic development across Africa. Jeff spent half his career in business and the other in international development working for both global organizations and several start-up ventures. Jeff has been named both and Ashoka Fellow and a Bush Fellow, is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership at Oxford University. Jeff loves time with family and friends, biking/running/skiing, and good conversation.