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Management Committee

The Management Committee consists of experienced members of senior management within CIMMYT’s research programs and service units. It has 16 members with diverse backgrounds and skills and strives for consensus. CIMMYT’s Management Committee is a forum for discussion, sharing of information, decision-making and advising the Director General and Board of Trustees on relevant topics. It discusses cross-institutional matters and ensures that CIMMYT’s research, management and investment strategies are translated into relevant management actions.


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Monika Altmaier

Director of Human Resources

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Alison Bentley

Director, Global Wheat Program

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Esther Carrillo

Head of the Legal Department

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Richard Fulss

Head of Knowledge Management and Information Technology

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Kick Geels

Director of Finance

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Bram Govaerts

Director General a.i., Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director General for Research (Sustainable Production Systems and Integrated Programs), a.i., and Director of the Integrated Development Program

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Michelle Guertin

Director of Project Management and Regional Corporate Services Coordination

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Arun Kumar Joshi

CIMMYT Regional Representative for Asia and Managing Director, Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA)

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Martin Kropff

Global Director, CGIAR Resilient Agrifood Systems Science Group

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Kevin Pixley

Deputy Director General for Research (Breeding and Genetics), a.i., and Director of the Genetic Resources Program

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B.M. Prasanna

Director of CIMMYT's Global Maize Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize