Board of Trustees
CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees consists of internationally recognized and experienced experts with diverse backgrounds and skills. The board has 13 voting members, three of whom are ex-officio (the director general of CIMMYT and two members appointed by the government of Mexico). Mexico’s secretary of agriculture is a non-voting, ex-officio member and serves as honorary chair of the board.
The board establishes the objectives and overall direction of CIMMYT, reviews and approves the center’s strategy, business plan and annual budget. Additionally, it sets and monitors various metrics of center management and performance. A key board responsibility is to appoint the director general.