M. Ann Tutwiler

M. Ann Tutwiler

Director General, Bioversity International

Ann Tutwiler is the Director General of Bioversity International, a global research-for-development organization that is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.

In her current role, she is responsible for leading Bioversity International, forging effective research partnerships and overseeing the organization’s strategic priorities and research agenda and making sure that Bioversity International delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

Ann Tutwiler has almost 30 years of experience in agricultural policy and development working in the public and private sectors. Before joining Bioversity International in 2013, she held the role of Special Representative of the Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and she worked at USDA, USAID and the Hewlett Foundation before that. In 2002, she co-founded a global think tank in agricultural trade policy.

She holds a Master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.

Read Ann Tutwiler’s blog DG Dialogues: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/director-general-blog/