Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New country rep for Bangladesh

Paul Fox
IRRI welcomes Paul Fox, who is joining IRRI as representative for Bangladesh starting 1 August 2013.

Dr. Fox is currently an IRRI consultant serving as regional program leader for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) based at the Southeast Asia office in Vietnam.

He was research program manager for crop improvement and management at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (2007–11). He also worked in the private seed and biotechnology industry (2000–06) and was a breeder, crop informatics specialist, and project leader at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (1982-2000).

As IRRI representative to Bangladesh, Dr. Fox will be reporting to deputy director general for research and work with IRRI's partners and donors in the country.

Presently, Tim Russell serves concurrently as IRRI representative for Bangladesh and chief of party for the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia.

Zainul Abedin remains as a consultant for IRRI, reporting at the IRRI Bangladesh office. 

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