Harry de Roo joined the CIMMYT Board of Trustees in October 2016 and serves as a member of the Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee. De Roo has about 40 years of business experience working in banking, tax and auditing. He is a Dutch Certified Public Auditor.
After a 23 year career de Roo retired in 2014 from Rabobank, which has an international focus on food and agriculture. He was a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank International since 2004, responsible for Finance as well as Risk Management as of July 2006. He is currently Board member of Rabobank Pension Fund. He is also Board member/treasurer of Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds, a Dutch public private cooperation between the Dutch government and two banks, providing low-rated loans to private home owners for energy saving measures.