Prof Mohammed Karaan

Dr Karaan has been a strategic advisor to the Agri-Vie team for the last 6 years, during which time he has been responsible for introducing certain portfolio companies to the Fund. Dr Karaan is an agricultural economist and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a director of companies with considerable transaction and consulting experience. Dr Karaan serves as the chair of the National Development Plan for Agriculture and formerly served as the chair of the National Agricultural Marketing Council of South Africa. He advises several companies on transactions aimed at promoting black entrepreneurship in agribusiness. He also co-ordinates an annual management development programme for emerging agribusinesses in SSA called “Making Markets Matter”.