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APPENDIX II: BIOGRAPHIES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(l-r) Mr Joe Kibe, Dr Florence Wambugu (CEO), Prof. Matin Qaim, Dr Blessed Okole, Dr Moktar Toure (Chairman), Mrs Prudence Ndlovu, Dr Arthur Carty, Mr. David Faber (Attorney), Dr Grace Malindi, Prof Shabd Acharya

DR MOCTAR TOURE is a Senegalese national and serves as the Chair of the Board. He is a soil scientist by training, who became an institutional development expert by experience. He obtained his Diplome d’Ingenieur Agronome from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Agronomie de Rennes (France) in 1970 and his Doctorate from the University of Rennes (France) in 1973. He spent the first fifteen years working for the Senegalese NARS, where he rose to the position of Director General of ISRA. He served for four years as the National Director for all Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Research in the Ministry of Sciences and Technology. He then moved to the World Bank and, for about eighteen years, served in various capacities, including Executive Secretary for the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR). Two years prior to retirement, he moved to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to lead the Land Degradation Team. Currently, he is a member of many advisory committees and involved in consulting tasks. DR FLORENCE MURINGI WAMBUGU is the Founder, Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Harvest Biotech from 2002. She is a plant pathologist, with specialization in virology and genetic engineering. She has a PhD from the University of Bath, in England and Post-Doctoral Research experience at Monsanto, USA. For over 30 years, she has dedicated her life to agricultural research, where she has made significant contributions in improvement of sorghum, maize, pyrethrum, banana, and sweet potato. Previously, she worked as the Africa Regional Director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) AfriCenter in Nairobi, and as a Research Scientist in KARI Kenya. She has published over 100 articles and co-authored various papers. She is also the author and publisher of Modifying Africa. In 2005, she led an international consortium that was awarded $21 Million under the global competitive grant by the BMG Foundation. She is a recipient of several awards and honors, including the Norwegian YARA Prize in 2008. She is currently a Board Member in several international agencies. MR JOSEPH GILBERT KIBE is Chairman of the Kenya Horticulture Development Authority. From 1962 to 1979 he served in the civil service in Kenya, and rose to position of Permanent Secretary in 1968. He served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Commerce and Industry, Economic Planning, Water Development, Lands and Settlement, and Tourism and Wildlife. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the

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Africa Harvest 10 year strategic plan  

Africa Harvest 10 year Strategic plan

Africa Harvest 10 year strategic plan  

Africa Harvest 10 year Strategic plan

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