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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.

Members

  • ​José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa
    Mexico
  • Martin Kropff
    The Netherlands
  • Nicole Birrell
    Australia
  • William (Bill) Angus
    United Kingdom
  • Alfonso Cebreros Murillo
    Mexico
  • Ramesh Chand
    India
  • Feng Feng
    China
  • Luis Fernando Flores Lui
    Mexico
  • Neal Gutterson
    United States
  • Rita Mumm
    United States
  • Bongiwe Njobe
    South Africa
  • Bob Semple
    Ireland
  • Harry de Roo
    Netherlands
  • Raúl Gerardo Obando Rodríguez
    Mexico