CEO & Co-Founder
Prince Boateng is an international development professional and a Naval Reserve Officer who serves as CEO and Co-Founder of AgroFides. Prince has a decade and a half of leadership experience in the U.S. Navy and U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID), leading large teams and managing complex, multi-million-dollar programs. At USAID, Prince serves as a Contracting/Agreement Officer in the area of food security and agricultural development. Prince serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves attached to U.S. African Command. He engages with U.S. Government and African navies colleagues to address illicit activities, including piracy, illegal fishing and bunkering, and trafficking. His work helps to improve coordination, collaboration, and capacity building between African navies and U.S. Navy. Prince is also a Ph.D. candidate at UMASS Boston, where he is researching smallholder farmer marginalization and the promise of information and communication technology (ICT) in agriculture. He is an affiliated expert on food and national security at the U.S. Naval War College’s Civil-Military Humanitarian Response program. Prince’s experience also includes working as a financial planner at Ameriprise Financial.
Prince was born in Ghana and grew up in both Ghana and Brooklyn. Prince is married, has two little girls, and enjoys long-distance running and other endurance sports.