By Sara Menker, CEO Gro-Intelligence
Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Nairobi and New York based Gro Intelligence, Inc. Gro Intelligence cultivates opportunities. It gathers, aggregates and processes data to unlock crucial insights into weather patterns, trade flows, pricing dynamics and production while providing users with actionable agricultural data to drive higher productivity and greater access to capital. Prior to founding Gro in 2012, Sara was a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group in New York. She is a Trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Africa at the World Economic Forum and an Advisory Board Member of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). Sara was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute.