Geoffrey Quartermaine Bastin
Agricultural and Agroenterprise Economist
Geoff Bastin is an Oxford-educated professional economist with international management experience in investment and development projects, commodity markets and trade, agribusiness and food, and competitiveness and innovation. He has worked as a project manager for Cargill, the world's largest diversified food business, and as an expert advisor in 34 countries. These were mostly in Asia, including the Commonwealth of Independent States, and in Africa and the Middle East. He specializes in financial and economic analysis, the identification and design of large-scale agribusiness and rural development projects, competitiveness, and economic policy. Mr. Bastin was Senior Advisor (2007-09) to the Competitiveness Support Fund, sponsored by USAID and the Ministry of Finance in Pakistan. He has since undertaken assignments in Eastern Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa. He resides in Bangkok, Thailand..