Viwanou Gnassounou, from Togo, is an economist, financial expert and project manager with about 20 years of experience in agricultural and natural resource policy formulation, aid programming, sectoral commodity export strategies, and trade. Before joining the ACP Management Team in April 2015, he was co-manager of a Consulting firm, which provides support in the areas of development policies. He also set up and managed an agricultural products industrial processing company based in Togo.
Mr. Gnassounou has served as an Expert in commodity trade policy at the ACP Secretariat for 10 years (2003-2013). Prior to that, Mr Gnassounou participated in setting up PlaNet Finance (now Positive Planet) in Paris, France, where he served in various positions from 1998 to 2002, including the latest of Director of Knowledge Management and Business Development Services.