ABOUT ME

Patrick is an agricultural engineer, food security consultant and project manager with over 12 years track record in providing solutions to alleviate food insecurity in different regions of the world including North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia. This is done through the establishment and implementation of pre-/post-production technologies and sustainable food management strategies and programmes that meet the requirements of the producer, the retailer and the consumer while improving resource-use efficiency along agri-food value chains. Patrick has wide expertise in management encompassing Research-for Development, Partnership Building and Resource Mobilization. Exceptional strengths include Institutional Development, Strategic and Operational Planning, Communication and Outreach Management, and Team Mentoring and Training. He currently serves as the Managing Director at the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security at McGill University, strengthening the Institute’s role and partnership between academia, the private sector, governments and NGOs. In this capacity, he oversees all operations, functions and activities of the Institute. He is responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a high-quality vision. Patrick received his PhD. in Bioresouce Engineering from McGill University.

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ABOUT ME

Patrick is an agricultural engineer, food security consultant and project manager with over 12 years track record in providing solutions to alleviate food insecurity in different regions of the world including North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia. This is done through the establishment and implementation of pre-/post-production technologies and sustainable food management strategies and programmes that meet the requirements of the producer, the retailer and the consumer while improving resource-use efficiency along agri-food value chains. Patrick has wide expertise in management encompassing Research-for Development, Partnership Building and Resource Mobilization. Exceptional strengths include Institutional Development, Strategic and Operational Planning, Communication and Outreach Management, and Team Mentoring and Training. Patrick received his PhD. in Bioresouce Engineering from McGill University. His interest was to develop and validate engineering solutions to reducing post-harvest losses of fresh fruits and vegetables thereby increasing food availability without compromising the environment.

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Highlights

  • Trained Food Security Consultant
  • Skilled Agriculture Engineer & Researcher

  • Experienced Project Manager

  • Accomplished Decision Maker  
  • International Development

  • Operations Management

  • Research to Policy & Practice Translation

  • Skills & Entrepreneurship Development

Highlights

  • Trained Food Security Consultant
  • Skilled Agriculture Engineer & Researcher

  • Experienced Project Manager

  • Accomplished Decision Maker  
  • International Development

  • Operations Management

  • Research to Policy & Practice Translation

  • Skills & Entrepreneurship Development

Highlights

  • Trained Food Security Consultant    

  • Skilled Agriculture Engineer & Researcher

  • Experienced Project Manager

  • Accomplished Decision Maker  
  • International Development

  • Operations Management

  • Research to Policy & Practice Translation

  • Skills & Entrepreneurship Development

Affiliations

  • FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition – FSN (2017-)

  • ActImpact Foundation Canada – Advisory Board Member (2017-)

  • Order of the Engineer (USA) – OE (2015-)

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – UNESCWA (2012-)

Skills & Competences

  • Goal oriented
  • Strategic thinking
  • Time management
  • Resource management
  • Leadership
  • Resiliency
  • Written and verbal communication

Outreach

  • Distinguished Speaker, Acceleration of Investments in Climate Smart Agriculture. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 22, 2019.
  • Special Guest, Desautels Business conference on Sustainability: From Threat to Opportunity. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. January 25, 2019.
  • Non-State Actor, The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the Potential of Agricultural Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. November 21-23, 2018.
  • Guest Scholar, Round Table Discussion with Mr. Glibert F. Houngbo, IFAD President. United Nations Association in Canada, Ottawa. December 4, 2017.
  • Panelist, Technologies and Innovations in Agriculture: Climate Smart Agriculture ‘Practice or Perish’. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 12, 2017.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Colloque International sur la Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle à l’heure des Changements Climatiques. FAO et Ministère des Relations Internationales et La Francophonie, Quebec City, Canada. September 24-27, 2017.
  • Delegate, The XIX Global Child Nutrition Forum. Bridge to Sustainable Development through School Meals Programmes: Engaging Local, National, Regional, and Global Communities. World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence, Montreal, Canada. September 17-21, 2017. 
  • Guest Speaker, Rethinking the Global Food and Nutrition Security for a Sustainable Future. Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon. September 20, 2016.
  • Guest Scholar, CARE-Cornell Collaboration Research Workshop. Cornell University, Washington D.C., USA. June 24, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Energy Conservation in Precooling of Fresh Strawberry. University of California, Davis, USA. June 23, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Postharvest Engineering: Solutions to Food Availability. University of California, Davis, USA. June 22, 2015.

Affiliations

  • FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition – FSN (2017-)

  • ActImpact Foundation Canada – Advisory Board Member (2017-)

  • Order of the Engineer (USA) – OE (2015-)

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – UNESCWA (2012-)

Skills & Competences

  • Goal oriented
  • Strategic thinking
  • Time management
  • Resource management
  • Leadership
  • Resiliency
  • Written and verbal communication

Outreach

  • Distinguished Speaker, Acceleration of Investments in Climate Smart Agriculture. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 22, 2019.
  • Special Guest, Desautels Business conference on Sustainability: From Threat to Opportunity. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. January 25, 2019.
  • Non-State Actor, The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the Potential of Agricultural Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. November 21-23, 2018.
  • Guest Scholar, Round Table Discussion with Mr. Glibert F. Houngbo, IFAD President. United Nations Association in Canada, Ottawa. December 4, 2017.
  • Panelist, Technologies and Innovations in Agriculture: Climate Smart Agriculture ‘Practice or Perish’. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 12, 2017.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Colloque International sur la Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle à l’heure des Changements Climatiques. FAO et Ministère des Relations Internationales et La Francophonie, Quebec City, Canada. September 24-27, 2017.
  • Delegate, The XIX Global Child Nutrition Forum. Bridge to Sustainable Development through School Meals Programmes: Engaging Local, National, Regional, and Global Communities. World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence, Montreal, Canada. September 17-21, 2017. 
  • Guest Speaker, Rethinking the Global Food and Nutrition Security for a Sustainable Future. Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon. September 20, 2016.
  • Guest Scholar, CARE-Cornell Collaboration Research Workshop. Cornell University, Washington D.C., USA. June 24, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Energy Conservation in Precooling of Fresh Strawberry. University of California, Davis, USA. June 23, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Postharvest Engineering: Solutions to Food Availability. University of California, Davis, USA. June 22, 2015.

Skills & Competences

  • Goal oriented
  • Strategic thinking
  • Time management
  • Resource management
  • Leadership
  • Resiliency
  • Written and verbal communication

Affiliations

  • FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition – FSN (2017-)

  • ActImpact Foundation Canada – Advisory Board Member (2017-)

  • Order of the Engineer (USA) – OE (2015-)

  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – UNESCWA (2012-)

Outreach

  • Distinguished Speaker, Acceleration of Investments in Climate Smart Agriculture. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 22, 2019.
  • Special Guest, Desautels Business conference on Sustainability: From Threat to Opportunity. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. January 25, 2019.
  • Non-State Actor, The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the Potential of Agricultural Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy. November 21-23, 2018.
  • Guest Scholar, Round Table Discussion with Mr. Glibert F. Houngbo, IFAD President. United Nations Association in Canada, Ottawa. December 4, 2017.
  • Panelist, Technologies and Innovations in Agriculture: Climate Smart Agriculture ‘Practice or Perish’. Global Agri Connect, New Delhi, India. October 12, 2017.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Colloque International sur la Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle à l’heure des Changements Climatiques. FAO et Ministère des Relations Internationales et La Francophonie, Quebec City, Canada. September 24-27, 2017.
  • Delegate, The XIX Global Child Nutrition Forum. Bridge to Sustainable Development through School Meals Programmes: Engaging Local, National, Regional, and Global Communities. World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence, Montreal, Canada. September 17-21, 2017. 
  • Guest Speaker, Rethinking the Global Food and Nutrition Security for a Sustainable Future. Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon. September 20, 2016.
  • Guest Scholar, CARE-Cornell Collaboration Research Workshop. Cornell University, Washington D.C., USA. June 24, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Energy Conservation in Precooling of Fresh Strawberry. University of California, Davis, USA. June 23, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker, Postharvest Engineering: Solutions to Food Availability. University of California, Davis, USA. June 22, 2015.

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