Shenggen Fan has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. Dr. Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI's program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute's Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He is one of the Champions of Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward cutting global food loss and waste. He serves as a member of the Lead Group for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He advises many national governments (including China and Vietnam) on agriculture, food security and nutrition. In 2014, Dr. Fan received the World Food Program Hunger Hero Award from the UN Secretary General.
Rajul Pandya-Lorch has been chief of staff in the Director General's Office of IFPRI since 2005 and currently also serves as acting director of IFPRI's Communications and Knowledge Management division. From 1998 to 2017, Rajul served as head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. She has facilitated five major international conferences. Other major projects she has led include "Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development" for which she received the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)'s 2010 Quality of Communication Award. She has also received the American Agricultural Economics Association's 2002 award for Distinguished Policy Contribution.
Sivan Yosef is a senior program manager at IFPRI. She joined IFPRI in 2008 and works on special projects through the Director General's Office. These included 2020 Vision Initiative's global policy conferences, including "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health" (New Delhi 2011) and "Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security (Addis Ababa 2014). Other projects include the IFPRI 2013-2018 Strategy, Global Food Policy Reports, Transform Nutrition, LANSA, and the Knowledge for Implementation and Impact Initiative.