ICRISAT's leadership comprises a dedicated group of professionals who bring together a wealth of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines, cultures, and regions around the globe. This diversity is one of our greatest strengths, enabling us to tackle the complex challenges of sustainable agricultural research and development in the semi-arid tropics.
Our team consists of individuals with extensive backgrounds in agricultural sciences, economics, finance, communications, human resources, law, policy development, project management, and other relevant fields. With their collective experience and diverse perspectives, they provide strategic guidance and leadership in our pursuit of improved food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability.
The diversity within our management team goes beyond professional expertise. It also encompasses a rich tapestry of cultural, linguistic, and regional backgrounds. This diversity fosters a stimulating and inclusive work environment, promoting innovative thinking, collaboration, and respect for different ideas and perspectives relevant to the drylands.
By harnessing the collective wisdom and varied experiences of our management team, we ensure that our research and development initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of the communities we serve. This approach allows us to design and implement impactful interventions that address the unique challenges faced by farmers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the semi-arid tropics.
Director General Ex officio member ICRISAT Governing Board
Deputy Director General – Research
Assistant Director General
Deputy Director General – Corporate Services
Global Research Program - Africa & Country Representative - Kenya
Global Research Program - Asia (Interim Director)
Global Research Program - Enabling Systems Transformations
Global Research Program - Resilient Farm and Food System
Global Research Program - Accelerated Crop Improvement
Director – Business Development
Director – Human Resources
Director – Communications