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Jim Thaller

Senior Agribusiness Marketing Advisor, infoDev
Jim Thaller is an entrepreneur who believes that the food industry can change the world. He is one of the founders and managing directors of Talier Trading Group; a specialty food development company based in West New York, New Jersey (USA). For almost two decades, Talier Trading Group has grown from a start-up importing company to a global leader with distribution in more than 14 countries around the world. Jim is also a senior agribusiness marketing advisor at the World Bank's InfoDev program, focusing his efforts on supporting the design and development of the Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC). Prior to founding Talier Trading Group, Mr. Thaller was the co-founder of two technology-based companies, both of whichre successfully developed and acquired. Mr. Thaller has done a great deal of speaking on the food industry for international development, and has been an advisor on President Obama's Trade Advisory Committee on Africa since 2010.