Jeff Dykstra

Co-Founder & CEO

Partners in Food Solutions

Jeff Dykstra is passionate about bringing together unusual partners. In his role as Co-Founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, that means leading international food companies, promising food companies in Africa, the US Government, private donors, NGOs, and impact investors as they come together to improve food security, nutrition, and economic development across Africa.

Jeff has spent half his career in business and the other in international development working for both global organizations and several start-up ventures. Jeff has been named both an Ashoka Fellow and a Bush Fellow, is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership at Oxford University. Jeff loves time with family and friends, biking/running/skiing, and good conversations that get to the heart of the matter.


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i enjoy connecting with praxis fellows...
on their purpose, taking the long view, team and board building, fundraising and partnership development, simplifying things, and self-care.