Ekaterina Yakovenko

Anglo American

Ekaterina leads Innovation and New Business Models at Anglo American Crop Nutrients and operates at the intersection of design, technology, and new business models.

In her role, Ekaterina and her team are responsible for incubating and investing in Agri-tech start-ups that are looking to revolutionize our food systems.

She brings an extensive network within the Food value chain and the Agri-Tech ecosystem allowing her to share experiences and foster new partnerships. Ekaterina is a Climate Change evangelist and leverages her corporate function to positively influence large capital spending decisions that enable a more sustainable world.


In her free time, Ekaterina is an Angel investor and a mentor to start-up entrepreneurs. She is also a food and wine lover. Ekaterina holds a Masters in Finance from Sciences Po Paris, an MBA from London Business School and an Agronomy diploma from Purdue University.

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