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Bloomberg Names Farmerline CEO Alloysius Attah as 2021 Catalyst
Farmerline CEO Alloysius Attah has been named among Bloomberg’s inaugural class of New Economy Catalysts.
Alloysius joins an impressive list of innovators, visionaries, scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs across six continents for his use of mobile technology to educate and create lasting profits for farmers in Ghana.
The Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts will form a new global community of public and private sector innovators and entrepreneurs accelerating solutions to today’s greatest problems.
Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-Term Mayor of New York City, says: ‘The Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are a group of talented entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers and other leaders taking on pressing global challenges. Many of them are from countries that are having an increasingly big impact on the world economy.’
The Catalysts were selected for creating true impact at the cutting edge of technology and policy – across borders, in emerging economies and beyond – to build a more equitable and sustainable global future.
A Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst virtual event will be held on June 30 to explore, debate and share with the world what’s next in the fields of climate, agriculture, bio-tech, e-commerce, space and digital money.
Alloysius co-founded Farmerline alongside Emmanuel Addai in 2013 with operations serving 800 farmers across Ghana. Today, the organization has worked with over 70 partners and 600,000 farmers across 25 countries. He currently leads the vision of Farmerline with a specific focus on fundraising and strategic partnership development.
Others included among the 27 Catalysts are:
● Noubar Afeyan, CEO and Founder, Flagship Pioneering: systematically creating science-based innovations to tackle the challenges facing human health and sustainability (United States)
● H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, UAE: Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency who served as the deputy project manager and science lead of the Emirates Mars Mission (United Arab Emirates)
● Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and Founder, FTX: leading one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges that donates 1% of its revenue to charity and is the first to offer tokenized stocks (Hong Kong)
● Ankiti Bose, CEO and Co-Founder, Zilingo: transforming the global fashion supply chain through greater equity, transparency and sustainability (Singapore)
● Simon Chamorro, CEO and Co-Founder, Valiu: leveraging cryptocurrency to solve real world problems and bring financial prosperity to Latin Americans (Colombia)
● Simran Chowdhry, Co-Founder, BluePhin Technologies: tackling water pollution through an autonomous robot (United Arab Emirates)
● Abasi Ene-Obong, CEO and Founder, 54gene: making precision medicine more equitable by pioneering the world’s first pan-African biobank (Nigeria)
● Justin Gong, Co-Founder, XAG: leveraging the power of agri-tech to reimagine the future of farming (China)
● Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator for South Australia: fighting climate change to ensure an inclusive transition to a greener world, as the youngest woman to be elected to the Australian federal parliament (Australia)
● Rachel Haurwitz, CEO and President, Caribou Biosciences: revolutionizing genome editing for the future of cancer therapy (United States)
● Cristina Junqueira, Co-Founder, Nubank: expanding access to financial services to underserved populations in Latin America (Brazil)
● Kieran Long, Director, ArkDes: reimagining urban living with the ‘one-minute city’ (Sweden)
● Ma Jun, Founding Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs: promoting green supply chains and green finance through China’s first environmental public database (China)
● Megan McArthur, Astronaut, NASA: piloting NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station (United States)
● Sara Menker, CEO and Founder, Gro Intelligence: using AI and machine learning to address food security and climate change (United States)
● Daniel Metzler, CEO and Co-Founder, Isar Aerospace: developing next generation rockets for sustainable access to space (Germany)
● Nick Molnar, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Afterpay: connecting retail merchants with their end-customers through a buy now, pay later service (Australia)
● Henrietta Moon, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbo Culture: addressing climate change by sequestering CO2 for 1000+ years through a unique removal solution that converts biomass into biocarbon (Finland)
● Nthabiseng Mosia, Co-Founder, Easy Solar: financing high-quality solar systems and appliances for those with limited access to the grid, powering over 500,000 people across West Africa (Sierra Leone)
● Matias Muchnick, CEO and Founder, NotCo: reinventing the food system by using AI to create plant-based versions of the foods we love to eat (Chile)
● Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, Founder and Executive Director, Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab: reshaping the fight against cancer using AI and drones in Sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda)
● Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder, AZA Finance: powering economic growth in frontier markets through cutting-edge currency trading solutions (United Kingdom)
● Sara Spangelo, CEO and Co-Founder, Swarm: connecting the world through a lower-cost satellite communications network that reaches remote regions (United States)
● Sandhya Sriram, CEO and Co-Founder, Shiok Meats: reinventing seafood to sustainably meet global food demand (Singapore)
● Anthony Tan, Group CEO and Co-Founder, Grab: using a super-app to bring on-demand financial services, mobile payments and mobility solutions to Southeast Asia (Singapore)
● Danielle Wood, Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab: harnessing space enabled technology to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (United States)
For the latest on Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst and to watch the virtual event on June 30, click here
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