Eugene Terry – Chair
Dr. Eugene Terry is a Senior Technical Adviser of TransFarm Africa an organization devoted primarily to removing systemic barriers to investing in African agricultural enterprises. Eugene has held leadership positions in international institutions including that of first Director General of the West Africa Rice Development Association. He has held the position of Plant Pathologist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, Ibadan), Land and Crops Advisor in the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Department, of The World Bank, and Founding Director, of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr Terry has served as a Trustee on the boards of several organizations including the World Vegetable Centre (the Asian Vegetable Research Centre (AVRDC) Taiwan, The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He is currently a member of the board of Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Development (SFSA), in Basel, Switzerland, and the Chair of the Advisory Board of the West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Dr Terry also chairs the BecA-ILRI Hub Advisory Panel. Eugene holds a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Illinois, USA.