Dr. Nteranya Sanginga

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Nteranya Sanginga is a distinguished figure in international agricultural research and development, with over 35 years of experience. Throughout his career, Dr. Sanginga has been committed to mentoring and building the capacity of young scientists, particularly in the areas of science, entrepreneurship, and agribusiness in Africa. He holds a PhD in Agronomy/Soil Microbiology and is currently the Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), which has been transformed into the largest international agricultural research center in tropical Africa under his leadership.

In addition to his impressive leadership role at IITA, Dr. Sanginga has also made significant contributions to the field of agricultural research through his research publications, with more than 120 research articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. In recognition of his contributions to the field, he was honored with the International Foundation for Science Sven Brohult Award.

Overall, Dr. Sanginga’s extensive experience and leadership in international agricultural research and development, along with his commitment to mentoring young scientists, make him a highly respected figure in his field. His current role as Director-General of IITA is a testament to his ability to transform organizations and develop solutions to pressing agricultural challenges in Africa.