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Adrienne is the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability for Olam Spices and Tomatoes, based out of Fresno, CA. Adrienne joined Olam International, a global agribusiness headquartered in Singapore, in early 2017 and is responsible for developing and leading the sustainability strategy and implementation across 14 sourcing and 7 processing countries. Her work includes driving environmental sustainability through good agricultural and manufacturing practices, socially responsible and ethical sourcing and workplace conditions, ensuring farmers livelihoods, and community engagement.
Adrienne initiated several video series and communications initiatives to bring the voices of farmers and women in agriculture to the forefront, as well as to help develop the next generation of youth into leaders in the agriculture industry. She is passionate about driving positive impact and in April of 2019 was awarded the Olam Global Award for Integrity for her efforts.
She draws upon 15-years of experience in the public, private, and international development sectors including 10 years of management consulting experience in the federal and national security sectors for Booz Allen Hamilton. From 2014-2016 Adrienne served as Director of Programs and later as Vice President of Advisory Services at the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a Washington-DC based non-profit working to increase private sector growth and investment across Sub-Saharan Africa. At IGD, and later as an independent consultant, Adrienne led numerous impact assessments, private sector workshops, and other analyses of sustainable agriculture and economic empowerment initiatives for organizations including: USAID’s Feed-the-Future agriculture value chains in Zambia, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise Initiative aimed at reducing post-harvest loss in Nigeria’s tomato value chain, and Chevron’s $95M corporate social enterprise in Nigeria working with thousands of smallholder aquaculture, cassava, and oil palm farmers in The Niger Delta.
Adrienne holds an M.A. in Social Enterprise with concentrations in International Development and Impact Investing from the American University School of International Service and a B.S. in International Finance from the Kogod School of Business. She is an avid equestrian (dressage), a foodie, and enjoys Latin dance, cooking, time in nature, reading, and spending time with her dog, Mister Padderson.