Tim McCoy

Vice President for Country Relations, World Cocoa Foundation

Focus Area: Human Rights

Tim McCoy is WCF’s Abidjan-based Vice President for Country Relations, and serves as a member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team. In this role, he guides WCF’s high-level policy dialogue and government relations activities in West Africa, with a focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, deepening WCF’s leadership capabilities related to country strategy formulation, government engagement and policy dialogue, in alignment with WCF’s strategic mission and vision and cocoa sector priorities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. He also serves as Country Director for WCF in Côte d’Ivoire, while overseeing the Country Director for Ghana. With more than 25 years of experience in international political and economic development programs, including eight years in the cocoa sector, Tim brings to WCF deep knowledge of the cocoa industry, consummate diplomatic and political economy assets, and strong client engagement skills to help WCF build a stronger and more effective partnership with governments, farmers, and all stakeholders in the cocoa supply chain in West Africa. He served as WCF’s acting president from January – July 2016. Tim previously held senior leadership positions at the Corporate Council on Africa and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

He holds a BA in political science and French from the University of Tennessee (USA), and attended Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He has visited more than 60 countries and is fluent in French.