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Anushka Ratnayake

Founder & CEO, myAgro

Biography

Anushka is the Founder and CEO of myAgro. She has worked in rural Africa since mid-2008, helping to increase food security and market access for small-scale farmers. Prior to starting myAgro, she developed key components of One Acre Fund’s core operation model, created management-training programs and traveled across Africa and South Asia in search of innovations in the microfinance and agricultural sectors. Before joining One Acre Fund, Anushka was an early employee of Kiva.org and created the Kiva Fellows Program. Anushka received her BA in Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz and her agricultural training from smallholder farmers in Bungoma, Kenya. Anushka and myAgro have received awards from Mulago Foundation, Echoing Green, Pop!Tech, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Orange Social Entrepreneur in Africa and Draper Richard Kaplan Foundation.