Reimagining agricultural insurance to protect smallholders worldwide

 
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About Us

At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide.

We work in eight countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2017 alone, we facilitated crop and livestock insurance cover to 611,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Malawi.

Our Founders work in agriculture insurance has been recognized by several international awards including the Financial Times/IFC Award for Sustainable Finance.

We work with Fortune 500 Companies, Global NGO’s, Microfinance Instructions, Research Institutions, and Governments to help provide smallholders the protection they need in an increasingly unpredictable climate.

Our Partners and Investors include:

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We believe that today all the tools exist for the 1.5bln smallholder farmers globally to do more than pray for rain.

 

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Our Team

Fritz Brugger
Co-Founder

Hilary Sang
Project Manager

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Rose Goslinga
Co-Founder & Managing Director

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Alex Sananka

Data Analyst

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Chikondi Malipa

 Regional Manager

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Sheri Bird

Partnerships Manager

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Victor Wang

Actuarial & Analytics Lead

Our Advisory Board

Gladys Musyoka
Client Manager

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Geoff McCarney
Climate & Remote Sensing Science

Jacobeth Barno
Client Manager

Steve Kogo
Climate Data Analyist

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Anita Chiimbila

Regional Manager

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Kalie Gold

Head of Operations

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Timothy Kiprotich

Data Analyst

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Thomas Njeru

Co-founder, CFO & Chief Actuary

Natasha Naidoo
Product Manager

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Andrew Makwinja
Regional Manager

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Annabel Angwenyi

Business Manager

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Samson Oluwasegun Ajibola

Senior Project Manager - Nigeria

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Mubarak Saliu

Regional Manager

As President of AGRA, Dr. Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.  Prior to joining AGRA in September 2014, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). In this role, she was widely considered to be one of the most successful Agriculture Ministers in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Kalibata has held several other leadership positions, including Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Rwanda. She also worked for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Uganda, and various other agricultural development organizations. She sits on various boards including the International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC), Bioversity International, Africa Risk Capacity, the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, and is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.  Dr. Kalibata has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader. She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

As President of AGRA, Dr. Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.

Prior to joining AGRA in September 2014, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). In this role, she was widely considered to be one of the most successful Agriculture Ministers in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Kalibata has held several other leadership positions, including Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Rwanda. She also worked for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Uganda, and various other agricultural development organizations. She sits on various boards including the International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC), Bioversity International, Africa Risk Capacity, the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, and is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Kalibata has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader. She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Martin Taylor is Vice-Chairman of the Board of RTL Group. He was the former chairman of Syngenta AG and was a member of the Independent Commission on Banking chaired by Sir John Vickers.  In a career spanning the worlds of finance, industry, public policy, and journalism, he has been Chairman of WH Smith plc (1999-2003), Chief Executive Officer of Barclays plc (1993-98) and Courtaulds Textiles (1990-93). From 1999-2005 he was an adviser to Goldman Sachs International

Martin Taylor is Vice-Chairman of the Board of RTL Group. He was the former chairman of Syngenta AG and was a member of the Independent Commission on Banking chaired by Sir John Vickers.

In a career spanning the worlds of finance, industry, public policy, and journalism, he has been Chairman of WH Smith plc (1999-2003), Chief Executive Officer of Barclays plc (1993-98) and Courtaulds Textiles (1990-93). From 1999-2005 he was an adviser to Goldman Sachs International

Dr Songa is a former Agriculture Secretary in the Kenyan Government. He has an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the Kenyan national agricultural research systems, and 14 years in senior management and administration in various institutions in the agricultural sector at the national level. He has represented Kenya in various capacities in Regional, African and international agriculture sector committees and fora. He has worked with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as a Senior Research Officer from 1981 to 1997, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) in various senior capacities rising to General Manager, Phytosanitary Services between 1998-2003, Chief Executive of the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), in 2003, the Managing Director, Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA). He has authored 36 publications in refereed journals, technical reports and refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Songa also served as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural cooperation ACP-EU in the Netherlands from 2008-2011.  He holds a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi; MSc. in Crop Science from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands and a PhD in Plant Pathology from University of Reading, UK.

Dr Songa is a former Agriculture Secretary in the Kenyan Government. He has an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the Kenyan national agricultural research systems, and 14 years in senior management and administration in various institutions in the agricultural sector at the national level. He has represented Kenya in various capacities in Regional, African and international agriculture sector committees and fora. He has worked with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as a Senior Research Officer from 1981 to 1997, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) in various senior capacities rising to General Manager, Phytosanitary Services between 1998-2003, Chief Executive of the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), in 2003, the Managing Director, Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA). He has authored 36 publications in refereed journals, technical reports and refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Songa also served as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural cooperation ACP-EU in the Netherlands from 2008-2011.

He holds a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi; MSc. in Crop Science from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands and a PhD in Plant Pathology from University of Reading, UK.


Dr Agnes Kalibata Martin Taylor Dr. Wilson Songa

President, AGRA Bank of England Finance Committee Member Former Agric Secretary, Kenya

 


We use technology and data to provide farmers with the protection and advice that enable them to reach their full farm potential.

 
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If you want to learn more about what we do please get in touch! Our team is also expanding, see below to apply to work with us. 

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2nd Floor - Block F, Waiyaki Way,
Westlands 293-00623
Nairobi Kenya

Pula GmbH
Oberdorfstrasse 44
8753- CH Mollis
Switzerland

 

 

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