Dougal Freeman

Vice President of Operations, World Cocoa Foundation

Dougal Freeman is WCF’s Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for leading the organisation’s finance strategy, operations and plays an integral role in the broader growth and performance of WCF.

Dougal brings more than two decades of global experience spanning the private sector, NGOs and not-for-profits. He has worked extensively across Africa and the Middle East for major international development, food and agribusiness organisations, and held Deputy CEO and Finance Director roles in public health consultancy and a Nobel Prize-winning International Development Organisation based out of the UK.

Additionally, for six years, Dougal has implemented best practices and led operational transformations at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Switzerland as CFO. He was a board member at and CFO at Oxford Policy Management, an international development consultancy specializing in economics. Prior to joining WCF, Dougal spent 11 months at HR Wallingford, the UK’s premier water research and consulting organization.

A graduate of Imperial College London with a BSc in Agricultural Business Management, Freeman also holds a MSc in Agricultural Development Economics and MBA from the University of Reading and Alliance Manchester Business School, respectively.