Tesfai is a Senior Advisor at the Kofi Annan Foundation, where he provides strategic advice and guidance on food and nutrition security for the Foundation’s Combatting Hunger programme.
Previously, he served as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Prior to joining AGRA, he was the Assistant Director-General and Head of Technical Cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. He has served in various senior capacities at the UN, the Institute of Development Research in Ethiopia and the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Tesfai holds a PhD in International Economics and Development from Cornell University. You can find him on LinkedIn.