Divyangana “Divy” Kumar, Global Food Industry Leader, Joins TechnoServe’s Board of Directors

Kumar brings global experience in the food and agriculture sector to international nonprofit tackling global poverty.

Arlington, VA  (May 9, 2024)TechnoServe is proud to announce the appointment of Divyangana “Divy” Kumar to our board of directors. The appointment follows a successful vote held at the board’s meeting on March 12, 2024.

“As a business leader and mother, I am driven by a deep sense of urgency to address the systemic challenges our world confronts – climate, inequality, hunger and so much more,” said Kumar. “I am excited to work with TechnoServe to create a better world for farmers and the people they feed around the world.”

Since 2022, Kumar has served as managing director of Cargill’s Foodservice business in North America, where she manages product portfolio development and offerings to more than one hundred top customers in the foodservice industry.

She previously held roles in Cargill’s other food businesses as the global strategic pricing director and in the company’s corporate strategy and development team as an internal consultant to businesses on strategy development and mergers & acquisitions for Cargill.

“At TechnoServe, making agricultural value chains more productive, regenerative, and inclusive is crucial to our vision of a sustainable world where all people in low-income communities have the opportunity to prosper,” said Will Warshauer, TechnoServe’s president and CEO. “For that reason, we are thrilled to have someone with Divy’s wealth of private-sector experience in the agriculture and food industries joining our board and providing TechnoServe her expertise.”

In 2015, Kumar was given a top business award for her business performance, work ethic, and ability to deliver on projects across the globe. At the start of her career, she worked for Aditya Birla Group (ABG), a $65 billion multinational Fortune 500 Indian conglomerate. She held multiple managerial positions and led a cross-functional team in operations and supply chain.

Kumar earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business and an undergraduate engineering and technology degree from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore, India.


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About TechnoServe

Founded in 1968, TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty for good. A non-profit organization working in about 35 countries, we work with people to build a better future through regenerative farms, businesses, and markets that increase incomes. Our vision is a sustainable world where all people in low-income communities have the opportunity to prosper.

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