Margaret Ann Tutwiler

Margaret Ann Tutwiler
  • Director-General
    Bioversity International

Bachelor's degree, Davidson College; Master's degree, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Univ.; certificates in Agribusiness, Purdue Univ. and Harvard Business School. Almost 30 years of experience in agricultural policy and development, in the public and private sectors. Formerly: Special Representative of the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, Geneva; Jan. 2011 - Nov. 2012, Deputy Director-General, Knowledge, FAO; managed five technical departments including Agriculture & Consumer Protection, Natural Resources Management & Environment, Forestry, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Economic & Social Development and Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research & Extension. Currently, Director-General, Bioversity International, an international research for development organization that is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Responsible for leading the organization, forging effective research partnerships and overseeing its strategic priorities and research agenda. John W. Kuykendall Award for Community Service, Davidson College (2005).