Sara Menker is founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a technology company that is bridging data gaps across the global agriculture sector. Gro’s leading edge software automatically harvests environmental, climate, supply, demand, price, trade and other data from a wide range of sources and restructures and normalizes it to maximise clarity, usability, and value for users. Gro powers and deploys machine-learning models to forecast and address some of the industry’s most pressing and complicated problems.
Prior to founding Gro, Sara was a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group. She began her career in commodities risk management, where she covered all commodity markets, and she subsequently moved to trading, where she managed a trading portfolio.
Sara is a trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS) and a trustee of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). She was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Sara received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.