Ms. Sylvia Horemans

Member, Board of Trustees, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) & CEO, Kamano Seed, Zambia

Sylvia possesses over 20 years management experience having worked across diverse sectors comprising parastatal and private companies. She holds a higher Diploma in Project Management from Cambridge University and various Diplomas in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Business Management and Administration, Sales and Marketing, and Certificates in Plant Breeding, Seed Production and Agribusiness. Sylvia joined Kamano Seed in 2004 and rose from Marketing Director to the position of Chief Executive Officer/share holder. She has attended Seed Breeding training in Sweden and Sri Lanka and is affiliated to Making Markets Matter which has exposed her to a lot of international businesses. She is also a committee member of Zambia Seed Traders Association. Due to her hard work and determination, Kamano Seed was awarded 1st prize for having marketed and sold the highest volume of orange maize seed under HarvestPlus/Ag Result. Sylvia has passion for women and youth and is always trying to better their lives. She has continued to play a big role in Zambia by making sure that the small holder farmers are well taken care of through food security.