Gebisa Ejeta

Purdue University

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta is Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, and International Agriculture at Purdue University and the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate. He was appointed by President Obama to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) in 2011. Since 2010, he has served as a U.S. Government Presidential Science Envoy and Special Advisor to USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah.