New Director General for Bioversity International and Alliance CEO announced

Juan Lucas Restrepo will join Bioversity International as Director General in March 2019, and will become CEO of the Alliance between Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in 2020.

Cali and Rome, 28 November 2018 – The Boards of Trustees of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) named Juan Lucas Restrepo as Bioversity International’s Director General and CEO-Designate of the Alliance between the Centres on 27 November 2018. Restrepo, who is currently director of Agrosavia, the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research, the country’s largest agricultural research organization, will take up his new assignment based in Rome on 1 March 2019.

Restrepo is a seasoned leader who brings decades of experience and a proven record of accomplishment improving the capacity, quality, effectiveness and impact of agricultural research-for-development organizations. During the dialogue with the Boards, both Chairs and the elected Director General/CEO-Designate showed their appreciation to the Directors General of Bioversity International and CIAT, as well as all their staff members for their commitment to building the Alliance.