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Dr. Simeon Ehui

Scientific Programme Committee Member

Current Positions

  • Appointed Director, World Bank’s Food and Agriculture Global Practice in September 2017.  
  • He oversees the strategic direction and high-quality delivery of the Agriculture Global Practice work program with a focus on Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Biographical Information

  • He was the manager of the Food and Agriculture Global Practice for Africa (2015-2017) and South Asia (2009-2015) while based in Pakistan.
  • Served as Lead Economist and Sector Leader for the Sustainable Development Network in Nigeria covering a variety of issues such as agriculture, social, environment, transport and energy.
  • Before joining the World Bank, Dr. Ehui worked for 15 years in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
  • He managed multi-country agricultural research development programs in Africa and Asia for both the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and has published extensively in his field.
  • Honorary fellow of the African Agricultural Economist Association, and a Distinguished Agricultural Alumnus of Purdue University.