John Magnay, Head of Agriculture, Opportunity International
John Magnay is the Head of Agriculture Finance at Opportunity International and is responsible for developing agriculture-related finance tools for farmers, forming strategic partnerships along agricultural value chains and expanding Opportunity’s Agriculture Finance offerings across Africa.
Since 2009 Opportunity has provided over 350,000 Ag loans to smallholder farmers in 7 African countries. Before joining Opportunity International, Magnay developed successful businesses supporting the agricultural sector as an input supplier and processing equipment as well as a regional food processor and grain trader. He also served as a private consultant for advising on agribusiness and output market development across Africa.