Christopher Light

Founder and CEO of E-Livestock Global

Chris Light is a seasoned executive, serial entrepreneur, technologist, and Program Manager with 25 years of experience. He has a global reach and a global result set. He has undertaken Information Communication and Technology (ICT) activities worldwide. He is well known in the International Development community. He has worked with major donors with a particular emphasis on USAID. He has worked in support of all USAID Bureaus, including Agency Initiatives, and a variety of thematic areas. He has served as part of the Technology Management group for USAID both for the Dot-Com Alliance and as part of IRM’s (now CIO) CIS (Consulting Information Services) Team. This work has involved 3 years onsite as a Technology Advisor for Agriculture and Environment for the Africa Bureau including for the Presidential Initiative to End Hunger in Africa. His work has been recognized at the White House and Embassy level for the Department of State, together with the Administrator level for USAID. He currently serves as a co-chair for ICT4D for SID-W since 2018 and has been an Innovation Judge for two of their Annual Conferences. Chris Light has a Master’s Degree from Boston University and has a double Major/double Degree from the University of Maryland.