Frank Hicks

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"Frank has more than 20 years of international development experience, with more than 15 years based in developing countries. At Bio-Logical Capital, he leads the company’s investment strategy, including project evaluation and strategic partner relations. Prior to joining the company, he was the director of Forest Trends’ Business Development Facility. Frank has been director for the Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Agricultural Program, program manager for TechnoServe’s Ghana office, regional representative for the Biodiversity Conservation Network, and a program officer with the Ford Foundation. He is the Board Chair for Root Capital, a board member of The Nature Conservancy’s EcoEnterprises Fund, and an advisor to Forest Trends and EcoAgriculture Partners. Frank has a public policy master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on international development, and a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University."[1]

Frank Hicks "is President of Sustainable Development International, a Costa Rican organization he founded that provides consulting services on sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, enterprise development, strategic planning, development finance, monitoring and evaluation, and agricultural certification. The organization's clients include: Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center (CIMS), Rainforest Alliance, TechnoServe, Foundations of Success (for the Global Environment Facility), Business for Social Responsibility, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Ecologic Finance, Consultancy in Environment and Management (CREM), Winrock International, Jungle Products, Inc., World Wildlife Fund, and Ecos Corporation. Mr. Hicks was formerly Director of the Rainforest Alliance's Sustainable Agriculture Program, and, before that, Vice President of Organic Commodity Products, an organic chocolate company, based in San José Costa Rica. He previously worked as the Program Manager for TechnoServe's Ghana office; the Regional Representative for the Biodiversity Conservation Network; a USAID-funded program that supported environmental enterprises in Asia and the Pacific, based in the Philippines; and as a program officer with the Ford Foundation based in Nigeria and New York City. He is currently a board member of the Nature Conservancy's EcoEnterprises Fund. Mr. Hicks has a Master's Degree from Harvard University with a focus on international development and a Bachelor's Degree from Stanford University in Human Biology. He has over 20 years of International Development experience, with more than 16 years based in developing countries." [2]

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  1. Bio-Logical Capital Frank Hicks, organizational web page, accessed April 24, 2014.
  2. Staff, Ecoagriculture Partners, accessed December 1, 2008.