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Richard Hurelbrink

Technical Advisor, Agribusiness


Richard Hurelbrink serves as ACDI/VOCA’s technical advisor for agribusiness programming. Previously, he served as country representative in Armenia and chief of party for the Millennium Challenge Account-Armenia Water-to-Market (WtM) Activity. He has more than 35 years of agricultural development experience in 25 countries and is an expert in providing firm-level enterprise development assistance for both donor-supported initiatives and commercial firms. Mr. Hurelbrink headed WtM, which accelerates the transition to more profitable agricultural production by introducing and encouraging best practices. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Hurelbrink served as ACDI/VOCA’s chief of party on the $23 million, USAID-funded AgVANTAGE project in the Republic of Georgia. Other major assignments have included director of marketing and subsequently, chief of party on Land O’Lakes’ USAID-funded Macedonia Agribusiness Marketing Activity; managing director and agribusiness advisor on Oregon State University’s USAID-funded Agro-Enterprise Development Project in Sri Lanka; and agribusiness advisor for the International Finance Corporation on the Kenya-based Africa Project Development Facility serving countries in eastern and southern Africa. Mr. Hurelbrink earned a B.S. in agricultural science and a M.S. in agronomy from the University of Illinois.

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