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Tom Carroll

Director, Global Development Incubator


Tom Carroll is the Director of the AgEnterprise portfolio of the Global Development Incubator (GDI). The AgEnterprise portfolio supports multi-stakeholder initiatives and social enterprises that focus on the development and application of products and services for small agricultural enterprises, including finance, digital technology, and education. The portfolio’s efforts aim to make the economics of environmentally sound, community-led agriculture sustainable. In this role, Tom oversees GDI’s support for several incubated efforts, including the Initiative for Smallholder Finance and The Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab.
Previously, Tom was a Partner at Dalberg Advisors where he led a strategy consulting portfolio that included efforts such as comprehensive investment / market entry analyses of global and regional commodity markets; the development of public-private partnerships across a host of those markets; the commercialization of agriculture technologies; and the design of innovative financing mechanisms in frontier markets. Tom holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA in government from the University of Notre Dame.

Regional Focus

Central America, Central and Southern Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa