Meg Phillips is Koltiva’s Sector Lead for Cocoa. For over eight years, she has led large-scale programs in Indonesia in collaboration with multinational agribusinesses and local governments to improve cocoa farmer livelihoods while conserving natural resources.
Meg joined Koltiva in 2019 when the agri-tech company began accelerating its ‘boots-on-the ground’ project implementation services. Koltiva's software products and projects champion sustainable value chain transformation by promoting complete supply chain transparency through farmer mapping, facilitating access to finance, and empowering farmers through comprehensive training and coaching.
The projects have engaged over 50,000 smallholder cocoa farmers annually in Indonesia, with expansion currently ongoing in Latin America and Africa. Before working at Koltiva, Meg worked in an international NGO for several years in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has also served as an advisor for international organizations, NGOs, and private sector companies. Her expertise includes regenerative agricultural systems, certification schemes, landscape approaches, digital traceability, women’s inclusion, and rural community development.
Growing up in a small country town in Central Victoria, Australia, surrounded by agricultural landscapes and livestock, Meg cultivated a deep-rooted understanding and passion for the industry. She graduated with a Master’s in International Management and Sustainability from Sciences Po Paris.