New ILRI board chair

Former European Commissioner Uwe Werblow joins ILRI’s board of Trustees.

Dr. Uwe Werblow, a German agricultural scientist who for ten years headed the European Commission’s ‘Rural Development, Environment and Food Security’ department within its Directorate General for Development, became Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Dr. Werblow has spent most of his career working in and for Africa on issues related to tropical agriculture and development policy. On the ILRI board, he replaces Dr. John Vercoe, an Australian who stepped down as Board Chair after 6 years of outstanding service to ILRI.