Aaron Sundsmo

Associate Vice President of Agriculture, Resilience and Water

Aaron Sundsmo, Winrock’s associate vice president of Agriculture, Resilience and Water, has 20 years of experience providing organizational and portfolio leadership with both for-profit and non-profit international development organizations, including 15 years in Africa and Asia. Aaron supports Winrock’s mission through development of global partnerships with smallholder farmers, communities and agricultural enterprises that increase food security, enhance livelihoods, and strengthen sustainable water solutions by applying resilience-based approaches. Over the past two decades, Aaron has led complex projects focused on resilience, food security, agriculture, and government systems strengthening, in addition to working in the water security, public health, HIV/AIDS, and education sectors. Prior to joining Winrock, he was director of resilience for Mercy Corps in Zimbabwe, and was the team lead for the Resilience Knowledge Hub, a strategic project of the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund. He also worked in Sri Lanka as senior director for international programs at Plan International, where he oversaw cross-sectoral support to Plan’s 52 country offices. Aaron has a master’s in international peace and conflict resolution from American University’s School of International Service.