IITA welcomes Dr Simeon Ehui, new Director General and CGIAR Director for Africa
Dr Ehui is a national of Côte d’Ivoire and the United States and brings over 30 years of experience in agriculture and sustainable development to the role. He joined IITA from the World Bank, where he was Regional Director for Sustainable Development, providing vision, coherence, and focus for sustainable development in West and Central Africa.
Dr Ehui takes over the role from Dr Nteranya Sanginga, who retired in March 2023 after 11 years of outstanding leadership. Since March, IITA’s Deputy Director General and Director for Research for Development (R4D), Dr Bernard Vanlauwe, had been serving as Interim Director General.