DIRECTORATE

Prof. ACHIM DOBERMANN

Director and Chief Executive

Directorate

BIOGRAPHY

Achim is Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research, where he provides leadership for a wide range of research programmes that aim to develop solutions for the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems. He has more than 30 years of field research experience from all regions of the world. He received a MSc in Tropical Agriculture and a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Leipzig in Germany. In 1992, he joined the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as a soil scientist, followed by an appointment as a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2000 to 2007. From 2008 to 2014, he served as deputy director general for research at IRRI. As a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (unsdsn.org), Achim contributes to implementing the new Sustainable Development Goals.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
achim.dobermann@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 618

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        SOCIAL MEDIA

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Science project

        • Africa Soil Information Service

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1987 - MSc in Tropical & Subtropical Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, University of Leipzig, Germany
        • 1991 - PhD in Soil Science, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, University of Leipzig, Germany

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • 2016 - PI, African Soil Information Systems project (AfSIS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
        • 2016 - Honorary Dr. of Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK
        • 2016 - Our Planet, Our Health Committee Member, Wellcome Trust (1 year) 
        • 2015 - Steering Committee, Technology Foresight Project, Teagasc, Ireland (completed)
        • 2014 - The T20 Task Force on 'Ending hunger and sustainable agriculture' International Advisory Board, Agriculture and Food Security Center, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
        • 2014 - Scientific Advisory Panel, CGIAR consultation on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Latin America and the Caribbean
        • 2014 - FSB - Fellow of the Society of Biology, UK
        • 2014 - International External Evaluation Committee, INIA, Uruguay
        • 2013 - International Service in Agronomy Award, American Society of Agronomy
        • 2013 - Honorary Fellow, Crop Sciences Societies of the Philippines (CSSP)
        • Editor, Global Food Security journal, Elsevier Science