With more than 40 years of industry experience in the transportation and retail sector in Africa, Zarak was the Executive Chairman of DT Dobie in Kenya and before that the CEO for more than 20 years. DT Dobie has gone from being a locally owned firm to being part of one of the largest multinationals in the world – first CFAO and now Toyota Tyusho Corporation. He was instrumental in all facets of the business and has vast amounts of industry experience in Sales, Organisational Management, Finance, Structuring and Operations.
Having graduated from the University of Cambridge and London Business School & after working for the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya, Qaiser spent over 6 years in Commodity trading with one of the World’s largest agricultural commodity trading companies, managing physical commodity trading as well as Trade Finance for the COMESA region. With years of brokering and financing experience and a background in crop science and plant biology, Qaiser works on developing new opportunities in the Agri-tech and Agriculture sectors.
Jay brings to the team 14 years of significant high-level exposure in the Horticulture sector in commercial and operational capacities.
Jay is an executive Director at Harvest Ltd for the past 10 years, where he has been responsible for the commercial and operational interests of one of Kenya’s leading horticultural grower and exporter, employing 600 employees across three farm locations. Jay has worked both in Kenya and the UK for Harvest Ltd, successfully setting up the vertically integrated business model between the Kenyan farms and the International market. Key skill sets include financial oversight, cost reduction, people management, strategy and strong sales expertise.
Bringing more than 10 years of leadership and software architecture, design and development experience, working in companies ranging from investment banks in London to government and financial solutions firms in Silicon Valley. He has been leading teams to create low latency trading systems serving more than 200 banks and trading houses in Europe, America & Asia at Bloomberg. Jamal has been designing and building banking systems for Goldman Sachs as well has he been developing and designing data analysis software for JP Morgan, Citibank and the US Government at Palantir. Jamal brings a great deal of technological and software expertise to Winfield Africa’s agricultural ambitions.
SALES & MARKETING
Graduating from The London School of Economics and Political Sciences & Imperial College London, Zeenat has accrued experience in assisting multinational financial institutions, insurance providers and telecommunication companies with consumer insight-driven digital marketing and marketing automation solutions.
Robert has gained extensive finance and accounting experience having worked for Cargill (the largest agricultural commodity trading company Globally). Prior to joining Cargill, Robert has taken experience in Stanbic Kenya, a tier one Kenyan financial institution. Robert’s key skill sets include credit and risk management, financial accounting and audit.
Compliance & Standards
Working in audit & compliance at Cargill Kenya has provided John with valuable experience in the implementation of world-class standards in a Kenyan working environment. John also spearheads sustainability initiatives for all Winfield projects.