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Tony Kalm

President, One Acre Fund

Biography

Tony Kalm was the inaugural leader of One Acre Fund in the US, and is now its President. For his work in scaling the organization, he was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation at the World Economic Forum. Previously, he was deputy head of CGIAR at the World Bank, a global research partnership that advances agricultural science and technology to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and ensure the sustainable management of natural resources. Before that, he helped establish the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which maintains a collection of genebanks around the world as an insurance policy for the world's food supply. Tony graduated from Cornell University and received his MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sri Lanka, and worked in the HIV/AIDS program of the Medical Research Council of South Africa.