Sean Granville-Ross, Regional Director, Africa

Sean Granville-Ross

Sean Granville-Ross is the Regional Director for Mercy Corps Africa. He is a specialist in economic development and a seasoned field leader with 25 years of experience working in the private and non-profit sectors.

Granville-Ross has been with Mercy Corps for seventeen years. He first worked with the agency’s team in Kosovo. He also has served as regional director in East Asia, country director in both Mongolia, Indonesia and Uganda. He currently is based in Kampala, Uganda.

Mr. Granville-Ross is an economic and agricultural livestock development specialist and a seasoned field leader, with more than 15 years of experience working in both the private and non-profit sectors. Born and raised in Kenya, Mr. Granville-Ross has intimate knowledge of East Africa with specialization in agriculture and livestock production in the tropics. As Regional Director for Mercy Corps, he currently oversees a portfolio of £115 million in complex programming. His guidance and knowledge as Regional Director has helped Mercy Corps advance sustainable and quality agricultural and economic development, pastoralist livelihoods and financial services programmes, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water and sanitation and health interventions, government partnerships and capacity-building across the region.

He is fully conversant in all USG, DFID, EC and other donor funding regulations, ensuring programme compliance and adherence to policies and procedures. Granville-Ross grew up in Kenya and has worked there as well as in Uganda, the Dominican Republic, the Balkans, Mongolia and Indonesia. He speaks English, Spanish, Kiswahili and Bahasa Indonesian. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Newcastle University and a master’s degree in livestock production from the University of Edinburgh.