Jason Scarpone: President and CEO
Scarpone, currently President and CEO of The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), is a leading International Development Specialist with 22 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing economic recovery and development programs for Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the United States. He has specialized in public-private partnerships that link production, policy and marketing, with special attention to post-conflict, post-crisis environments. He has successfully implemented large-scale agricultural and rural development programs with long-lasting positive effects. Scarpone is thoroughly familiar with industry institutions, regulations and compliance. Has managed the proposal development, implementation and reporting of programs funded by donors such as AGRA, BPRM, CIDA, CORDAID, DFID, EAR, ECHO, FAO, IFAD, OFDA, OTI, SV, TACIS/PHARE, UNDP, UNHCR, USAID, USDA, WFP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, numerous commercial banks and private donor sources, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Scarpone holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and urban studies from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in labor relations from New York University.