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Bioversity International Board of Trustees

Bioversity International is governed by a Board of Trustees that generally meets twice a year. The Board’s duties include approving Bioversity International’s board organizational framework, defining the organization’s objectives, and approving and monitoring efforts to achieve these goals. The Board appoints the Director General to act as Bioversity International’s chief executive officer. The Director General is responsible to the Board for Bioversity International’s operations and management and for ensuring that its programmes and objectives are properly developed and carried out.

Bioversity International Board of Trustees in 2014

Board Chair: Cristián Samper 
Vice Chair: Carl Hausmann
Lidia Brito
Jeremy Burdon
Christina Frankopan
Claudio Lenoci
Trish Malloch-Brown
Maria Helena Semedo
Brent Swallow
M. Ann Tutwiler

Bioversity International UK Trustees

Bioversity International created a UK registered charity (no. 1131854) in October 2008 to increase awareness and support for its research agenda and activities.
Bioversity International UK is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.

Bioversity International UK Trustees in 2014

Board Chair: Trish Malloch-Brown
Jacqueline de Chollet
Christina Frankopan
Gillian Kettaneh
M. Ann Tutwiler
Simon Weil (resigned December 2014)

Bioversity International USA, Inc Trustees

Bioversity International USA, Inc aims to engage and inspire a wide range of partners and donors to ensure that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. It is led by a committed and highly regarded Board of Trustees.

Bioversity International USA, Inc Trustees in 2014

Jessica Fanzo
Trish Malloch-Brown
Sara J. Scherr
M. Ann Tutwiler

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

Our mission is to deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.