Chief Innovation Officer
Khalid Bomba is the Director, Office of Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. Prior to joining FAO, Khalid was the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an independent government agency tasked with catalyzing the transformation of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector. Prior to that, Khalid worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he developed and managed grants in the agriculture sector and served as the Regional Director for Africa at the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative, an organization founded by the United Nations ICT Task Force. Khalid has also held senior level and executive positions in other public and private sector institutions and began his career at JP Morgan, where he spent ten years as an investment banker working on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and sovereign debt issues. Khalid received his MSc from Oxford University and a second MSc from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a BA from Swarthmore College in the United States.