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Leadership Team

The CIMMYT Leadership Team, coordinated by the Director General, is responsible for putting into action the decisions and recommendations to operate CIMMYT’s Strategy as approved by the Board of Trustees. To fulfill its duties, the Leadership Team supervises the effective and timely implementation of policies, guidelines, and tactical objectives. It also provides leadership and direction for regular operations and ensures quality management, establishing specific system management processes and accountability measures within the organization.

Leadership Team

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Bram Govaerts

Director General

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Daniela Vega Lira

Chief of Staff to the Director General

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Sarah Hearne

Genetic Resources Program Director a.i. (GRP)

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Monika Altmaier

Director of People, Culture and Risk Management

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Esther Carrillo

General Counsel and Legal Unit Director

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Sieglinde Snapp

Sustainable Agrifood Systems Program Director (SAS)

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Kick Geels

Finance Director

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Kevin Pixley

Dryland Crops Program Director (DCP) and Wheat Program Director a.i. (GWP)

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B.M. Prasanna

Maize Program Director (GMP)