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Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence. Gro Intelligence is an AI company focused on tackling two of the greatest challenges our world faces today - food security and climate change. Gro is a trusted source of analytics and data whose customers include some of the world’s largest food and agriculture companies with combined revenues of >$1.5 trillion, asset managers with a combined AUM of >$30 trillion, and government agencies and foundations across the world.

Prior to founding Gro, Sara was in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group where she managed a multi-billion dollar energy options trading portfolio. Sara was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum, is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies (MINDS).

Sara has served on various advisory bodies, including the CFTC’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, and as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on Climate Action. She is currently a member of the UN Secretary General’s Global Crisis Response Group for Food. Last year, Sara briefed the UN Security Council during a special session chaired by US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. Sara holds an M.B.A from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics.


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