Full Name
Gillian Pais
Job Title
Associate Partner
Organisation
Mckinsey & Company
Speaker Bio
Based in McKinsey’s Nairobi office, Gillian leads the firm’s work in African agriculture. Gillian has served private-sector clients across the full agriculture value chain (inputs, production, processing, and marketing) and has worked with development partners in structuring country-level agricultural strategies. Gillian also covers broader rural-development topics, including forest protection and energy access. She is the East Africa regional director of the Partnerships for Forests program and leads our work in off-grid energy distribution. Gillian previously worked with One Acre Fund, a leading agricultural social enterprise that works with more than 500,000 smallholder farmers in Africa.