Change in Leadership at IFPRI

IFPRI Welcomes Shenggen Fan as Incoming Director General
December 2, 2009

IFPRI’s director general, Joachim von Braun, will be leaving IFPRI to return to Germany, where he will serve as director of the Center for Development Research and professor of Economics and Technological Change at the University of Bonn.

As of December 15, the new director general will be Shenggen Fan. He joined IFPRI almost 15 years ago, and in 2005 became director of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division, which has grown considerably in size and scope under his leadership. He also served as director of the International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and is an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.