Margret Thalwitz

Chair
Independent Consultant, Germany
Expertise: strategy, policy analysis and advice, governance
Germany

Michel Afram

Chair of Nominations Committee
President and Director General, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute
Expertise: agricultural education and policy
Lebanon

Subbanna Ayyappan

NABARD Chair Professor and former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Bengaluru, India
Expertise: animal husbandry, aquaculture and fisheries
India

Mohamed Badraoui

Vice Chair
Director, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Morocco
Expertise: agronomy, soil and water management in the drylands
Morocco

Fadlala Garzaldeen

Deputy President, Planning and International Cooperation
Planning and International Cooperation Commission Damascus, Syria
Expertise: economics and planning
Syria

Ruth Haug

Professor of Development Studies at Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Expertise: rural development and agriculture, food and livelihood security, climate change, natural resources management
Norway

Mouwafak Jbour

Deputy Director General, General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Syria
Expertise: organic agriculture systems, emerging farming systems, potato physiology
Syria

Shilpa Patel

Director, Mission Investing, Climate Works Foundation
Expertise: climate finance, climate strategy and metrics, financial management
Belgium

Paul Struik

Chair of Program Committee Professor, Wageningen University & Research
Expertise: seed systems, agrobiodiversity, ecophysiology
The Netherlands

Hilary Wild

Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
Expertise: chartered accountant, financial management, audit and risk
UK

Aly Abousabaa

Ex officio
Director General, ICARDA Former Vice President of the African Bank for Development
Expertise: sustainable development, operational and policy-based lending
Egypt