Bachelor's and Master's degrees, Nanjing Agricultural University, China; PhD in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. 1995, joined International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as Research Fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Led IFPRI's programme on public investment. 2005, Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division; since 2009, Director-General. Chairman, Global Agenda Council on Food Security, World Economic Forum.