Our Board of Trustees

IITA’s Board of Trustees (BoT) is made up of 14 members and is responsible for ratifying policies, procedures, and programs of the institute. The following are the current members of the BoT:

Bryan Harvey
Plant Sciences Department
University of Saskatchewan
Canada

Barbara Becker
Managing Director
North-South Centre
Switzerland

Hartmann
Director General
IITA
Nigeria

Hans Joehr
Corporate Head of Agriculture
Nestlé
Switzerland

Anne Kathrine Hvoslef-Eide
Assistant Professor
Applied Biotechnology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norway

Cees Karssen
Plant Physiologist
The Netherlands

Dean Lewis
United States

Paul Mbe-Mpie Mafuka
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques
Gestion des Ressources Naturelles
Democratic Republic of Congo

Henri Maraite
Unité de Phytopathologie
Faculté d’ingénierie biologique, agronomique et environnementale
Université catholique de Louvain
Belgium

Birger Møeller
Professor of Plant Biochemistry
Danish National Research Institute
Denmark

Otaki Oyigbenu
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Agriculure and Rural Development
Nigeria

Emmy Simmons
USAID (retired)
United States

Nthoana Tau-Mzamane
Registrar
Walter Sisulu University
South Africa

Yo Tiémoko
Director General
Centre National de Recherche Agronomique
Côte d’Ivoire

Verishima Uza
Vice Chancellor
University of Agriculture
Nigeria

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