Kristopher Klokkenga, Managing Director
Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms Ltd
Kristopher Klokkenga is co-Founder and Managing Director of Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms Ltd (Ghana) and serves on the Board of Directors of Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd (Dubai). Kris heads up farming operations for the company.
Kris grew up and worked on his family’s 1,500 acre farm in Central Illinois and graduated from the prestigious Agricultural Economics Department of the University of Illinois.
Kris spent his early career in commodity trading and logistics with the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM – Fortune #52). Later, after a mission trip to Ghana, Kris decided to focus his career on developing profitable businesses that could also benefit the people of Africa. He took a position as General Manager for ADM’s shea nut processing factory in Tema, Ghana. He then served as General Manager of the same facility for Wilmar Corporation (Singapore), the largest palm oil producer in Asia with a growing presence in Africa.
Kris resides at the farm on the shoreline of Lake Volta.