Ms. Johnston brings more than 15 years of management experience across multiple sectors, including agribusiness, financial services, IT, and tourism – largely in Africa.  She holdsa B.A in both French and Economics from the University of California, Berkley and MSFS in International Business from Georgetown University.

Ms. Johnston is the Executive Director at the Argidius Foundation—an organization that provides financial support to projects that are focused on employment creation for low-income populations. She served as the Deputy Director for TechnoServe in West and Southern Africa where she co-led a $20 million annual portfolio of projects working to help African farmers and entrepreneurs.  Ms. Johnston also designed, launched and managed a $9 million, USAID-funded program in Swaziland to grow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Ms. Johnston brings top-tier management consulting experience, having worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Washington, DC and South Africa.  She currently serves on the boards of the C&A Foundation, Good Energies Foundation, and COFRA Foundation as well as advises IDInsight, a social enterprise helping nonprofits to maximize their impact.

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