Founder and CEO
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
12:00 – 1:00pm | Room E51-095
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
RSVP here by Friday, April 6th. Lunch will be provided.
Description: Sara Menker, the CEO and Founder of Gro Intelligence will discuss the types of data that can be used to build models that can help predict and avoid famine in various regions around the world.
Prior to founding Gro Intelligence, Sara Menker was a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group. She began her career in commodities risk management, where she covered all commodity markets, and subsequently moved to trading to manage a trading portfolio. Menker is a trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) and a trustee of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). She was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute. Menker received a B.A. in Economics and African Studies at Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Gro Intelligence is a technology company that collects and synthesizes data from disparate and difficult-to-use sources to paint a clear, comprehensive, and timely picture of the factors influencing agricultural commodities. Used by traders, lenders, supply chain professionals, and policymakers, Gro uses data to inform and connect actors throughout the agriculture-ecosystem and bridge data gaps across the agricultural sector.
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