KELLY ANN YEO
CO-FOUNDER / CEO (FARMCITY SINGAPORE)
Kelly embodies everything Singaporean - small-but-mighty, loves good food, and is a big fan of efficient processes. She holds a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. She draws inspiration from her experience in both the corporate and government sectors of Singapore, working her way from client management to international business advisory for small and medium enterprises. In 2015, she was awarded the USF Dean’s Award for Outstanding Public Service. Having lived on 3 different continents, she is right at home working with culturally diverse populations and on interdisciplinary teams. Deeply passionate about building equitable food systems, she has made it her life’s mission to increase access to healthy food for everybody.
CO-FOUNDER / CEO (FARMCITY MAURITIUS)
Wesley is a Mauritian-born entrepreneur who founded, bootstrapped and led his first start-up to acquisition in 3 years. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008. In 2012 Ebay acquired his company, and he moved to Silicon Valley where he joined the Stubhub Ebay team.
During his time at eBay, Wesley received 2 Recognition Awards and 6 Patent awards, including 3 patents in Australia and 2 patents granted in the United States. He also formed and managed a new development team in Stubhub's Shanghai office.
Wesley was featured in The Strait Times Singapore, The Business Times Singapore, Sunday Times Singapore, Techcrunch, Ebay Official Blog, National University of Singapore publication, L'express and Business Magazine Mauritius. He has lived on 3 different continents and after spending 12 years away from his homeland, Wesley came back in 2016 to set up Farmcity, a social enterprise, to build the next wave of agripreneurs that will help create a more just food system.
Wesley is a board member of Turbine, a start-up incubator and accelerator based in Mauritius.
FARM MANAGER (MAURITIUS CAMPUS)
Vyas holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriscience and Technology from the University of Mauritius. Passionate about agriculture from a tender age, his personal goal is to help the world attain sufficiency in sustenance, using proper production protocols in order to avoid harming people, as well as the other terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Vyas’s pledge is to encourage youngsters to actively participate in creating modern and sustainable agricultural methods for a prosperous Mauritius.
Hooshna, a young fauna and flora lover joined our team as a Trainee under the SME Employment Scheme. Holding a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Mauritius, she is passionate about improving the agro industry in Mauritius and thus helping to provide safe and healthy food to our community. Her prior experience at the FAREI, CWA and MRC have also shaped her passion for a safe and healthy Mauritius. Raised on the beautiful shores of Grand-Baie, the islander in her brings a natural connection to Farmcity's vision.
VOLUNTEERS & FRIENDS OF FARMCITY
National University of Singapore Homepage Feature: From City Slickers to Tech Farmers
L'express Mauritius - Grandeur Nature: A new agriculture is possible
2020 CABRI Panel & Blog Article Building Agripreneurs of tomorrow
Business Magazine Mauritius: Agriculture of a Human Dimension.
The Humans Magazine: Agriculture needs to be disrupted.
Autopot UK: Farmcity Mauritius - A closer look.
GlobalGiving International Donor Community
British High Commission (Mauritius)
The eBay Foundation
United States Embassy (Mauritius)
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Member of IFOAM Organics International