David Douglas

David has been instrumental in introducing a number of companies to Agri-Vie through his personal business network within food and agribusiness in SSA. Two of these introductions were converted into investments during his 6 years with Agri-Vie I while he played a leading role in converting other opportunities into actual transactions. Leveraging his operational and corporate experience in food and agribusiness, David has been instrumental in influencing the strategic growth of portfolio companies. David is an accomplished business leader and corporate investor, who has spent the greater part of his career in the food and agribusiness sector. Having started his executive career with Unilever, he has executive director and CEO level experience with prominent organisations such as Foodcorp, Gundle Plastics and C&J Clark South Africa. While he has earned respect throughout the sub-Saharan African region as turnaround leader, he also has a proven track record in developing and growing businesses. During his career, he has been instrumental in the structuring and implementation of several large, successful investments. His geographic work experience extends to South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.