Ernest is a Regional Agri Sector Lead for IFC Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services based in Mumbai, India. He develops strategy and manages clients across Asia and build linkages among large corporates and small farmers and rural enterprises, as suppliers or customers. Ernest has worked for IFC in Indonesia and Singapore. He also worked for the US-based Cargill and Land O’Lakes, co-founded a food safety testing company, and worked on agriculture and agriculture finance development projects in the USA, Asia, Africa and the former Soviet Union. Ernest has an MSc in corporate finance and an undergraduate degree in financial management and English and American literature and language.