Prof Hans Herren
Millennium Institute (MI) USA: President and CEO since May 2005. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Kenya: Chief Executive and Director General, 1994 - 2004. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nigeria: Director Biological Control Program 1979 -1991; Director Plant Health Management Division 1992 to 1994. Coordinator of the Agriculture chapter of the UNEP Green Economy Report, 2011 and of the UNEP Report on the Ecological Bases of Food Security, 2012. Co-Chair of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), 2003-2009. Member CGIAR Science Council (2005-2010). Member IPES-Food.
Founder / President, Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, Switzerland, 1998.
Education: University of California, Berkeley, Biological Control Division. Post-Doctoral position in entomology/agronomy 1977 - 1979. Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland 1969 – 1977 (MSc in plant breeding and entomology; PhD in biological control of insect pests).
Awards and Honors: Sir and Lady Rank Prize for Nutrition, 1991; Kilby Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Society through Science, Technology, Innovation, Invention, and Education, 1995. World Food Prize, 1995, in recognition for having advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity and availability of the world’s food supply; Brandenberger Prize 2002; Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2003 for outstanding contributions to the field of environmental health; One World Award 2010; Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) 2013; Foreign Associate US National Academy of Sciences, 1999; Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences, 2005; Honorary Doctor of Science Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2003; Honorary Professor, Hubei University, Wuhan, PRC, 2004.