Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego
Chief Innovation Officer, aGILE
Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego leads Oxfam’s Global Innovation Lab for Equality (aGILE), which is focused on identifying innovative solutions to problems created by inequality. He also leads Oxfam America’s work on creating equitable, nourishing, and regenerative food systems for all.
He has held other senior leadership positions with Oxfam and other international organizations including CARE, where he and his team pioneered the organization’s first Market Engagement and Agriculture Value Chain Development strategy and implementation—an initiative that reached more than 10 million people.
Dr. Lawson-Lartego earned a doctoral degree in business administration at Georgia State University in the US, with a focus on innovative business strategies and value co-creation between business and bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) people. He also earned master's degrees in economics and business from the University of Lomé in Togo, and in social and rural development from Reading University in the UK.
Dr. Lawson-Lartego’s publications include “Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems Transformation.”