Senior Leadership

A unified One CGIAR incorporates greater institutional integration, including more aligned management, common whole of CGIAR policies and services, and a unified country and regional presence. The Senior Leadership Team includes the Executive Management Team made up of two Managing Directors, and key leadership positions comprising Global, Regional and Senior Directors.

Aly Abousabaa
Regional Director, Central and West Asia and North Africa

Jean Balié
Regional Director, South-East Asia and Pacific

Marion Barriskell
Global Director, Business Operations and Finance

Karmen Bennett
Global Director, Governance and Assurance (a.i.)

Fiona Bourdin-Farrell
Global Director, People and Culture

Elwyn Grainger-Jones
Managing Director, Institutional Strategy and Systems

Martin Kropff
Global Director, Resilient Agri-Food Systems

Temina Lalani-Shariff
Regional Director, South Asia

Joaquin Lozano
Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Essam Yassin Mohammed
Senior Director, Aquatic Food Systems

Khuloud Odeh
Global Director, Digital Services

Lotte Pang
Global Director, Communications and Outreach

Juan Lucas Restrepo
Global Director, Partnerships and Advocacy

Harold Roy-Macauley
Regional Director, East and Southern Africa

Claudia Sadoff
Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact

Nteranya Sanginga
Regional Director, West and Central Africa

Jimmy Smith
Senior Director, Livestock-Based Systems

Mark Smith
Senior Director, Water Systems

Johan Swinnen
Global Director, Systems Transformation

Sonja Vermeulen
Global Director, Genetic Innovation (a.i.)

André Zandstra
Global Director, Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization

Multiple Senior Director and other senior positions to be filled in the third phase of key managerial appointments.