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Juergen Voegele

Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank

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Juergen Voegele, Ph. D., was appointed Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice on July 1, 2014. 

Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the World Bank's Agriculture and Environmental Services Department. In this role, he provided leadership on the Bank’s activities across sustainable landscapes and oceanscapes, agriculture and environmental economic policy, and risk management and markets.

Since joining the World Bank in 1991, Dr. Voegele has held a number of assignments, chairing the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Board as well as the Environment Sector Board, leading the Agriculture Unit in China and the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit of the Europe and Central Asia Region.

In 2008, Dr. Voegele was appointed Director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank and oversaw global programs for rural poverty alleviation, and agriculture and natural resources management.