Alex Assanvo

Cȏte d'Ivoire Ghana Cocoa Initiative (CIGCI)

Alex Assanvo

2022 2022 Circle Speaker Speaker Falling Walls Circle Life Sciences Social Sciences & Humanities

Alex Assanvo is the first Executive Secretary of the Cȏte d’Ivoire Ghana Cocoa Initiative (CIGCI).
Before his appointment, he was Director of Corporate Affairs for Europe and Africa at Mars. Alex begun his international development career with the German development agency, GIZ, as a Rural Development Expert between 2002 and 2006 in Dakar, Senegal.
He moved on to Fairtrade Labelling International (FLO), in Germany in 2006 as Head for Africa and the Strategic Lead for Cocoa and Cotton. He later joined the Sustainability and Procurement team at Kraft Foods, now Mondelēz International, from October 2011 to 2013 as the Cocoa Development Manager in charge of the Cocoa Life Programme.

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