Shanoo Saran

Chief Operating Officer

Farm to Market Alliance

With over a decade of leading multi-cultural teams across various continents in development contexts, Shanoo is a social impact strategist, innovator in multi-stakeholder partnerships, and a firm believer in digital technology, impact investing and co-creation of efficient market based models. In her recent most role with the UN World Food Programme, Shanoo was part of the supply chain senior staff. As the Global Lead for the emerging ‘strengthening national capacities and markets’ portfolio, Shanoo was responsible for the development of a global strategy and country-based services to enable efficient supply chain mechanisms for first line responders i.e. local private and public sector actors. The proposed services leverage WFP’s $3 billion supply chain footprint in 90 countries. Prior to this, Shanoo held various management roles within WFP including as Global Coordinator of Business Development and Innovations for the Procurement Division where she was the co-founder of the FtMA model and has worked in multiple operational and advisory capacities for the public and private sector.  Shanoo holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Oxford’s Said Business School.