Jeff Abella

Jeff Abella Moka Origins

Jeff’s key motivations are good coffee, great chocolate, family and empowered communities. Jeff moved to Cameroon in 2007 and has been working on international business development ever since. Jeff’s passion for social entrepreneurship led him to establish humanitarian projects in West Africa, North India, Central Mexico and eventually to co-founding a cacao and tropical fruit farm in Cameroon along with a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Pennsylvania.

Currently serving as the Managing Director for Himalayan Institute Cameroon, and CEO of Moka Origins where he manages supply chain, marketing and brand strategy, while also overseeing reciprocity and impact at origin.

Jeff also serves as the Chairman of the Sacred Link Foundation and is a Board member on the FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board.

Jeff loves to talk to groups about social entrepreneurship, small business strategies, and how to use business as a way to create good in the world. In 2019 Jeff presented to students at Yale University and was awarded the FedEx Small Business Grant. Email Jeff at




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