Former UK Chief Scientific Advisor
Sir John Beddington is the Senior Adviser to the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Natural Resource Management at Oxford University.
President of the African Development Bank
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He was also Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria. He is the eight President of the African Development Bank, and the first Nigerian to hold the post.
Chair, Task Force on Rural Africa, European Commission
Tom Arnold is Chair of a Task Force on Rural Africa established by the European Commission in May 2018. He is also former Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA).
Director General, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years. He was elected Director-General of FAO by the Organisation’s Conference of Member nations on 26 June 2011.
President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
As President of AGRA, Dr. Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy; and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll)
Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) initiative, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy.
President, Public Health Foundation of India
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Senior Adviser, Non-resident, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Project
Emmy Simmons is currently an independent consultant on international development issues with a focus on food, agriculture, and Africa.
Former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
Until January 2017, her Excellency Tumusiime Rhoda Peace was the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission (AUC).