Jehiel Oliver

Chief Executive Officer, Hello Tractor

Nairobi, Kenya / American

👨 He/his

🎓B.A. Economics and Business, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; M.S. Economics, Cornell University

😁 He was appointed under the Obama Administration to serve two years as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, where he most recently chaired the technology subcommittee.

Jehiel Oliver

Jehiel creates technology to connect tractor owners with smallholder farmers who need tractors to improve sustainability.


Rural, smallholder farmers often face labor and equipment constraints, resulting in under-cultivation, late planting, and lost income. Hello Tractor’s user-friendly software enables farmers to request affordable tractor services, while providing enhanced security to tractor owners through remote asset tracking and virtual monitoring. At Hello Tractor, Jehiel is responsible for overall management and strategy. He has been honored with numerous awards for his work in social entrepreneurship including being recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as a Top 100 Global Thinker for 2016.

Jehiel Oliver


In this short pitch, Jehiel Oliver explains Hello Tractor, an agriculture technology company connecting smallholder farmers across emerging markets to tractor owners delivering services to spur productivity and increase crop yields, during the Circular Economy pitch session at Solve Challenge Finals 2019.

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