Dr. Shenggen Fan is Chair Professor and Dean of the Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy (AGFEP) at China Agricultural University (CAU). Prior to joining CAU, He served as director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2009 to 2019. His research interests include food and nutrition security, agricultural and rural development, poverty reduction, and the transformation of food systems and global food security. He is currently the CGIAR System Board member, acting board chair of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and vice board chair of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). He is also a member of the advisory council at the World Food Prize Foundation and a member of the EAT-Lancet commission. He is awarded as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and an Honorary Life Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).