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Announcing new members of our leadership team

Announcing new members of our leadership team

After an extensive global search, Rushda Majeed has been appointed Chief Programme Officer of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. In this role, she will oversee our programmes worldwide. Rushda joins Neil van der Meer who was appointed Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of this year.

Richard Harrison new Managing Director Plant Sciences Group

Richard Harrison new Managing Director Plant Sciences Group

The Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has appointed Richard Harrison as the Managing Director of the Plant Sciences Group (PSG) as of 1 September 2022. He succeeds Ernst van den Ende who is now Managing Director of the Animal Sciences Group. Harrison is currently Director of NIAB Cambridge Crop Research.

Dr. Fredrick Echols Selected as the New CEO of Cure Violence Global™

Dr. Fredrick Echols Selected as the New CEO of Cure Violence Global™

The Board of Directors of Cure Violence Global™ is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Fredrick Echols as its new Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive search, Dr. Echols was selected to lead CVG as it scales its operations in the U.S. and globally. He will assume his role as CEO effective May 23, 2022.

Frauke Thies becomes new Executive Director at Agora Energiewende

Frauke Thies becomes new Executive Director at Agora Energiewende

Frauke Thies will be the new Executive Director of think tank Agora Energiewende as of the 1st of July. The environmental scientist and MBA has been working in leadership positions in various organisations in the climate and energy sector for over ten years. Thies will lead the organisation as Executive Director together with current Agora Managing Director Markus Steigenberger. She will primarily work in Agora's Brussels office, strengthening the think tank's European work.

Matthew Wallenstein announced as Chief Soil Scientist with Syngenta

Matthew Wallenstein announced as Chief Soil Scientist with Syngenta

Matthew Wallenstein will be starting a new role as Chief Soil Scientist with Syngenta on April 18

Women Deliver Appoints Dr. Maliha Khan as President and Chief Executive Officer

Women Deliver Appoints Dr. Maliha Khan as President and Chief Executive Officer

Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for gender equality and women’s health and rights, announced today that Dr. Maliha Khan has been appointed as the organization’s next President and CEO, effective April 4. Dr. Khan most recently served as Chief Programmes Officer of Malala Fund. She succeeds Kathleen Sherwin, who has served as Interim President and CEO for Women Deliver since June 2020.

Chatham House appoints new director and chief executive

Chatham House appoints new director and chief executive

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) is delighted to announce that its new director and chief executive will be Bronwen Maddox, who joins from the Institute for Government. Bronwen Maddox has been the director of the Institute for Government, an independent think tank based in London promoting better government, since September 2016.

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