Dr. Celso Luiz Moretti

President, Embrapa, Brazil

Dr. Celso Moretti is President of Embrapa. A researcher with Embrapa since 1994, he has dedicated the past 13 years to public administration. Dr. Celso Moretti is a member of the Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the UK, and an executive board member of such associations and initiatives as: The Cooperative Program for Technological Development of Agriculture and Agro-Industry in the Southern Cone of the Americas; Brazilian Association of Agribusiness (ABAG); the Council of Agribusiness of the State of Sao Paulo Industries (Cosag/Fiesp); the JBS Fund for the Amazon; and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), the UAE. He is author of book chapters, editor of technical books and author and co-author of scientific papers in national and international journals. He has extensive international experience, having presented scientific papers, acted as a consultant and delivered lectures, seminars and conferences in more than 40 countries. He was a consultant to the UNDP for China and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the USA. He is an alumnus (2016) of the Harvard School of Government, Harvard University, the USA. He has also been a Courtesy Associate Professor with the University of Florida, the USA, since 2006. Dr. Celso Moretti holds a BSc degree in agronomy, and MSc and PhD degrees in plant science.