As director general, Matthew is the institute’s chief executive officer (CEO), directly managing and administering its affairs in accordance with the policies and decisions of the IRRI Board of Trustees.
IRRI’s executive management team includes the:
- Director General
- Deputy Director General for Research
- Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships
- Director of Operations
- Director of External Relations
- Director of Human Resources
- Director of Finance
- Division Head, Social Sciences
- Division Head, Crop and Environmental Sciences
- Division Head, Plant Breeding
- Division Head, Genetics and Biotechnology
- Head of Strategic Planning, Office of the Director General
See our organizational structure for more information.
As IRRI’s Deputy Director General for Research, Jackie oversees the institute’s global research agenda covering plant breeding, genetics, crop and environmental sciences, and social sciences.
As the director for external relations (DER), Corinta is responsible for coordinating events, visitors and exhibits office (EVEO), donor relations and projects coordination (DRPC) and development office (DO).
Mark is IRRI's Director of Finance.
George leads the Plant Breeding Division at IRRI.
Bruce leads several key areas of IRRI programming: fund-raising, communication, and partnerships with donors, international and regional organizations, national governments, and agriculture-related ministries and agencies. He also oversees IRRI’s legal services.
Chris provides global leadership for IRRI’s Human Resource function and is a member of the Institute’s Management Committee.
David is Leader for Sustainable Rice-based Production Systems theme and head of the Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD).
Abdel is IRRI's overall coordinator of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA). He also leads the Genetics and Biotechnology Division.