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Melissa Lloyd
Principle , Lloyd Advisors, LLC
Washington D.C., United States
15 years of economic development experience leading multi-sector programs and managing large-to-small operations. Created outcome driven teams across three continents that increase the efficacy of every development dollar.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Principle with Lloyd Advisors, LLC
Lloyd Advisors is a management and project advisory LLC that works with not for profit, government and social enterprise organizations to support them in becoming stronger catalysts for social change through actionable management strategies, project implementation, and assessment with a focus on building shared value.

COO of myAgro
Managed +200 team across four countries to double funding and agriculture input deliver to 60,000 farmers. Codified all operating procedures.

Director of Special Institutional Projects with Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Oversaw special strategic initiatives in the office of the President and managed Phase 1 for the growing affiliation and eventual merger with NYU for the Department of Development and Alumni Relations. Built and managed a team that transformed audits and financial reporting; data and systems integration; research; gift processing, online branding, prospect management; special events and online relationship management

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa—Designed strategic development of programs that secured funding from bi-laterals, World Economic Forum, Gates, and Rockefeller foundations. Worked to secure finance packages with Standard Bank delivering $150 million in resources to smallholder farmers across Africa. Developed scaling strategies for agriculture projects across the continent now being heavily implemented through my direct report Akin Adesina, Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria

Oxfam – Regional Livelihoods Manager drove East and Central Africa regional office coordination, gender initiatives, regional budgets and training initiatives

African Agriculture Technology Foundation – Designed and launched resource mobilization strategy for the foundation. Oversaw the diversifying of the donor portfolio including multi-laterals, USAID and the Gates Foundation to meet over 40 million of new funding targets

Senior Resource Mobilization Officer - Consultant with African Agriculture Technology Foundation
Designed and launched resource mobilization strategy for the foundation. Oversaw the diversifying of the donor portfolio including multi-laterals, USAID and the Gates Foundation to meet over 40 million of new funding targets

Consultant and Researcher - Consulting with Dalberg Global Development Advisors. A strategic advisory firm specializing in international development and globalization

Consultant to VP of Strategic Initiatives and Development with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Designed strategic development of programs that secured funding from bi-laterals, Gates and Rockefeller foundations. Launched Bread Basket investment strategy with World Economic Forum. Helped to secure finance packages with Standard Bank delivering $150 million in resources to smallholder
Education:
Executive Change Management Course in Business Administration and Management, General from NYU Stern School of Business (2013 - 2013)

Masters of Arts in humanities and international studies from University of Leicester (2002 - 2003)

A proficiency in French from CILFA and IFAlps Language Institute (2001 - 2002)

Masters Canidate in Art History from University of Massachusetts (2001 - 2002)

B. S in Agriculture Journalism; Public Relations and Marketing from Texas A&M University, College (1997 - 2001)

Affiliations and Achievements:
A social impact professional driven to increase the efficacy of every dollar invested in economic development. Management expert with 15 years of experience and a track record of building social enterprise and nonprofit teams with results-driven cultures to navigate shifting operational realities in complex environments.

Colleagues have called me the person that gets things done by mixing pragmatism and a refusal to be intimidated by improbable goals. My current focus is building resilient communities that counter violent extremism through economic development, financial inclusion, and building social capital. Solutions are driven by deep stakeholder engagement, human-centered design principles, and are market driven for sustainability.

Subject Expertise: Economic development, value chains, financial inclusion, women's economic empowerment, impact investment, countering violent extremism, governance building, public-private partnerships, executive coaching, supply chains, M&E, resource development, veterans affairs, STEM education, fintech, and tech for agriculture. Deep expertise in agriculture value chains from developing seeds systems, rural finance, post-harvest loss to market access.

Experienced in: Organizational and leadership development, change management, policy reform, program management, program design, stakeholder engagement, working in conflict and post-conflict areas, launching initiatives, communications

Reported to: USAID (including Feed the Future), DFID, DANIDA, NORAD, AfDB, JICA, AFD, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, numerous foundations, and ministries across Africa.

Country Experience: Mali, Senegal, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, US, Denmark, UK, Italy, Switzerland, and France

Enjoy: Building coaching acumen, guest lecturing for NYU and Rutgers, story-telling, and haggling in wayward markets around the globe

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Danish, Swahili
    Nationality:
    United States
    LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lloydadvisors
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