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Mr. Paul TikaniChief Operating Officer

Paul Tikani served as Chief Operating Officer of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa from March 2016 to February, 2019, where he was in charge of the grant-making, finance, ICT, procurement, and human resources departments. While at AGRA, he provided strategic leadership to support the execution of a new, country-based strategy, and led the development and execution of changes to management initiatives while working with McKinsey Consultants to embed the new operating model in 11 African countries. Prior to his time with AGRA, Mr. Tikani was Chief Operating Officer with ABC Bank from May 2015 to February 2016. He also served as Chief Operating Officer with Kenya Commercial Bank from 2011-2014, where he was responsible for management of credit, operations, ICT, and logistics in business processes in Kenya and all its regional subsidiaries, and frequently served as acting Group CEO. In this senior role he supported the growth in bank assets from $2.96 billion in 2010 to over $4.5 billion in 2014 and increased shareholder value by over 50%. During nearly 30 years with Kenya Commercial Bank, he also served as Head of Business Systems Re-engineering, Head of Group Services, and Divisional Director. He led Kenya Commercial Bank operations in the establishment of new banking operations in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and South Sudan.