February 20, 2013
GPFA Names George Melton as New Managing Director
George replaces Roger Hardister who is retiring as leader of GPFA. Said Dana Freyer, GPFA Chair, “Operating out of Kabul, Roger led GPFA for the past four years, where he built a superb team of Afghan men and women staff and shaped diverse programs that have created more than 29,000 Afghan entrepreneurs and served nearly 300,000 men, women and children. We are delighted that George Melton has agreed to join GPFA as our new Managing Director at this pivotal time. With his talents and expertise, we anticipate that GPFA will be making ever-increasing contributions to the Afghan people.”
Based in Kabul, and making regular trips to GPFA’s New York office, George will oversee partnerships with individuals, governments, and institutions, with the goal of helping Afghans create farm businesses that alleviate poverty, build sustainable livelihoods, and renew the environment.
You can read George’s full bio here.
We hope you’ll join GPFA’s Board, Advisors, and staff in welcoming George aboard.