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Senior staff list

Updated: 14 FMarch 2014
        Patancheru Headquarters
William D Dar          
William D Dar Director General (See Biography)  
Richard P Burgos   G Narendra Kumar   Mark D Winslow  
Richard P Burgos
Chief of Staff
  G Narendra Kumar
Director, Country Relations
and Business Affairs (New Delhi)
  Mark D Winslow
Communication Consultant
 
CLL Gowda          
CL Laxmipathi Gowda
Deputy Director General Research
 
Kizito Mazvimavi   B Hanumanth Rao      
Kizito Mazvimavi
Head, Impact Assessment Office (IPO)
  B Hanumanth Rao
Senior Manager - Intellectual Property Management Office
 
 
Dr Noel Ellis       Dr Shoba Sivasanka  
Noel Ellis
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
      Shoba Sivasankar
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Dyland Cereals
 
Satish Nagaraji          
Satish Nagaraji
Communication Manager
     
Joanna Kane-Potaka          
Joanna Kane-Potaka
Director-Strategic Marketing & Communication
 
Cristina P Bejosano   Murli M Sharma   R Narsing Rao  
Cristina P Bejosano
Head, Public Awareness and Marketing Support
  Murli M Sharma
Senior Manager - Protocol, Visitors and Travel Services
  R Narsing Rao
Manager - Grants and Contracts
 
KPCh Subba Raju   Smitha Sitaraman   Amit Chakravarty  
KPCh Subba Raju
Manager - Grants Management
  Smitha Sitaraman
Communication Manager
  Amit Chakravarty
Senior Manager, Scientific Editing and Publishing
 
Alina Paul   Jerome Bousset      
Alina Paul
Communication Consultant
  Jerome Bossuet
Communication Consultant
     
TN Menon          
TN Menon
Head
         
Swati Jain          
Swati Jain
Manager
         
 SS Sharat Kumar          
SS Sharat Kumar
Director, Human Resources and Operations
     
Surya kanth sharma   K Mohan Sharma   AJ Rama Rao  
Surya Kant Sharma
Head - Human Resources & Operations
  K Mohan Sharma
Head - Human Resources Services (IRS/SMG)
  AJ Rama Rao
Head - Human Resources Services (NRS)
 
C Narasimha Reddy          
C Narasimha Reddy
Head - Medical Services
         
TD Peter          
TD Peter
Head
 
VN Somayajulu          
VN Somayajulu
Manager
     
Rajesh Agrawal          
Rajesh Agrawal
Assistant Director General
         
Supriya Bansal   MS Raju   PV Gopiramanan  
Supriya Bansal
Financial Controller / Head
  MS Raju
Senior Manager
Project Finance
  PV Gopiramanan
Manager - Treasury & Operations
 
Ch Sridhar          
Ch Sridhar
Manager, CRP Finance and MIS
     
Dileepkumar Guntuku          
Dileepkumar Guntuku
Principal Scientist/Global Leader and Coordinator for South-South Exchange
 
Pradyut J Modi   Chukka Srinivasa Rao   M Madhan  
Pradyut J Modi
Head, Information Systems Unit
  Chukka Srinivasa Rao
Senior Manager - Data Management
  M Madhan
Manager - Library and Information Services
 
Rosana P Mula   V V Sumanth Kumar      
Rosana P Mula
Coordinator - Learning Systems Unit
  V V Sumanth Kumar
Scientist - ICT4D
     
M Prabhakar Reddy          
M Prabhakar Reddy
Program Leader
         
Suresh C Pillay   C Buchappa   K Hanumanth Rao  
Suresh C Pillay
Assistant Program Leader & Senior Manager - Engineering Services
  C Buchappa
Senior Manager - Engineering Services
  K Hanumanth Rao
Senior Manager - Farm Services
 
Bijoo Davis   BN Vijay Kumar      
Bijoo Davis
Manager - Electrical and Airconditioning
  BN Vijay Kumar
Manager – Transport Services
     
A Vani          
A Vani
Manager
         
Anthony Michael Whitbread          
Anthony Michael Whitbread
Research Program Director
         
Suhas P Wani   Takeshi Watanabe   Amare Haileslassie Tekle  
Suhas P Wani
Assistant Research Program Director & Principal Scientist
  Takeshi Watanabe
Special Project Scientist
  Amare Haileslassie Tekle
Senior Scientist - Crop Livestock
 
AVR Kesava Rao   Mukund Dhavaji Patil   Girish Chander  
AVR Kesava Rao
Scientist - Agroclimatology
  Mukund Dhavaji Patil
Scientist - Soil Physics
  Girish Chander
Scientist - Soil Science
 
G L Sawargaonkar   K H Anantha   Kaushal K Garg  
G L Sawargaonkar
Scientist - Agronomy
  K H Anantha
Scientist - Watersheds
  Kaushal K Garg
Scientist - Watersheds
 
Shalander Kumar   Murali Krishna Gumma   Pradipta Ranjan Pradhan  
Shalander Kumar
Scientist
  Murali Krishna Gumma
Scientist - Geographic Information System/
Geospatial Science
  Pradipta Ranjan Pradhan
Visiting Scientist - Greenhouse Gas
 
A N Rao   G Pardhasaradhi   Raghavendra Rao Sudi  
A N Rao
Visiting Scientist
  G Pardhasaradhi
Manager - Soil and Plant Analytical Laboratory
  Raghavendra Rao Sudi
Manager - Watersheds
 
Tomohiro Kurai   Tsehaye Tesfamariam Habtemichael      
Tomohiro Kurai
Post Doctoral Fellow
  Tsehaye Tesfamariam Habtemichael
Post Doctoral Fellow
     
MCS Bantilan          
MCS Bantilan
Research Program Director
         
P Parthasarathy Rao   Uttam Kumar Deb   N Nagaraj  
P Parthasarathy Rao
Assistant Research Program Director & Principal Scientist - Economics
  Uttam Kumar Deb
Principal Scientist - Economics
  N Nagaraj
Principal Scientist - Economics
 
Anjani Kumar   Madhusudan Bhattarai   S Nedumaran  
Anjani Kumar
Principal Scientist - Economics
  Madhusudan Bhattarai
Principal Scientist - Economics
  S Nedumaran
Scientist - Economics
 
D Kumara Charyulu   R Padmaja   Srinivasa Reddy Srigiri  
D Kumara Charyulu
Scientist - Agricultural Economics
  R Padmaja
Scientist - Gender Research
  Srinivasa Reddy Srigiri
Scientist - Natural Resource Economics
 
Shyam Moses Davala   Thiagarajah Ramilan   M Srinivas Rao  
D Shyam Moses
Special Project Scientist - Economics
  Ramilan Thiagarajah
Scientist - Bio-economic modeling
  M Srinivas Rao
Specialist - Markets, research and  innovation
 
Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala   A Aruna Kumari   Lal Mani Pandey  
Dakshina Murthy Kadiyala
Special Project Scientist - Spatial Crop Modeling
  A Aruna Kumari - Visiting Scientist   Lal Mani Pandey - Visiting Scientist  
Rajeev K Varshney          
Rajeev K Varshney
Research Program Director and Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)
 
Pooran M Gaur   HD Upadhyaya    Kiran K Sharma  
Pooran M Gaur
Assistant Research Program Director
  HD Upadhyaya
Principal Scientist and Head Gene Bank
  Kiran K Sharma
Principal Scientist - Cell Biology and Director, PTTC and Chief Executive Officer - Agribusiness and Innovation Platform
 
HC Sharma   Pooja Bhatnagar Mathur   Mamta Sharma  
HC Sharma
Principal Scientist - Entomology
  Pooja Bhatnagar Mathur
Senior Scientist - Cell/Molecular Biology
  Mamta Sharma
Senior Scientist - Legumes Pathology
 
Abhishek Rathore   C V Sameer Kumar    S Gopalakrishnan  
Abhishek Rathore
Senior Scientist - Biometrics
  C V Sameer Kumar
Senior Scientist - Pigeonpea Breeding
  S Gopalakrishnan
Senior Scientist - Bioproducts
 
Shivali Sharma   Myer G Mula   Rachit Kumar Saxena	 
Shivali Sharma
Scientist - Genetic Resources
  Myer G Mula
Scientist - Seed Systems
  Rachit Kumar Saxena Scientist - Applied Genomics  
P Janila   Hari Kishan Sudini   M Vetriventhan  
P Janila
Scientist - Groundnut Breeding
  Hari Kishan Sudini
Scientist - Groundnut Pathology
  M Vetriventhan
Scientist - Genetic Resources
 
Santosh K Pattanashetti   Santisree Parankusam   Mahendar Thudi  
Santosh K Pattanashetti - Scientist - Genetic Resources   Santisree Parankusam
Scientist - DST-INSPIRE
  Mahendar Thudi
Scientist - Applied Genomics and Genotype Service Laboratory
 
K Hima Bindhu   S Srinivasan   Vikas Kumar Singh	 
K Hima Bindhu
Scientist - DST-INSPIRE
  S Srinivasan
Scientist - Chickpea Breeding
  Vikas Kumar Singh
Special Project Scientist - Applied Genomics
 
GV Ranga Rao   Anupama J Hingane   Pawan Khera  
GV Ranga Rao
Special Project Scientist - IPM
  Anupama J Hingane
Special Project Scientist - Pigeonpea Breeding
  Pawan Khera
Special Project Scientist - Genomics and Molecular Breeding (Peanut Foundation)
 
Pallavi Sinha   D Srinivas Reddy   Manish K Pandey  
Pallavi Sinha
Special Project Scientist - Functional Genomics
  D Srinivas Reddy
Special Project Scientist
  Manish K Pandey
Scientist - Groundnut Genomics
 
P T Lekha	  Gaurav Agarwal   Vinay Kumar  
P T Lekha
Special Project Scientist - Applied Genomics
  Gaurav Agarwal
Special Project Scientist - Applied Genomics
  Vinay Kumar
Special Project Scientist - Applied Genomics
 
Sobhan Babu Sajja	  Sobhan Babu Sajja	  KAVS Krishna Mohan	 
Sobhan Babu Sajja
Special Project Scientist - Chickpea Breeding
  Spurthi N Nayak
Special Project Scientist -
Genomics and Molecular Breeding
  KAVS Krishna Mohan
Special Project Scientist - Computational Genomics
 
Mr Sandip Kale	  Vijay Krishna Kumar Kotamraju	  Manish Kumar Vishwakarma	 
Mr Sandip Kale
Special Project Scientist - Computational Genomics
  V Krishna Kumar Kotamraju
Visiting Scientist - Groundnut Pathology,
  Manish Kumar Vishwakarma
Visiting Scientist
 
Mandeep Pathania	  R Vijaya Kumar   DVSSR Sastry  
Mandeep Pathania
Visiting Scientist
  R Vijaya Kumar
Manager - Field Research Operations (Pigeonpea Breeding)
  DVSSR Sastry
Manager - Genebank Seed Laboratory
 
K Narsimha Reddy   Annapurna Chitikineni
  Julie M I Hofer  
K Narsimha Reddy
Manager - Germplasm Conservation
  Annapurna Chitikineni
Manager - CEG
  Julie M I Hofer
Post Doctoral Fellow
 
Stefania Grando          
Stefania Grando
Research Program Director
     
Vincent Vadez   A Ashok Kumar   Rajan Sharma  
Vincent Vadez
Assistant Research Program Director & Principal Scientist - Plant Physiology
  A Ashok Kumar
Senior Scientist - Sorghum Breeding
  Rajan Sharma
Senior Scientist - Cereals Pathology & Head, Plant Quarantine Lab
 
SK Gupta   Ch Ravinder Reddy   Rakesh K Srivastava  
SK Gupta
Senior Scientist - Pearl Millet Breeding
  Ch Ravinder Reddy
Senior Scientist - Technology Exchange
  Rakesh K Srivastava
Senior Scientist - Molecular Breeding
 
P Srinivasa Rao   Trushar Shah   Santosh P Deshpande  
P Srinivasa Rao
Senior Scientist - Sorghum Breeding
  Trushar Shah
Scientist - Bioinformatics
  Santosh P Deshpande
Scientist - Molecular Breeding
 
P Sudhakar Reddy   M Govindaraj   Thammineni Chakradhar  
P Sudhakar Reddy
Scientist - DST-INSPIRE
  M Govindaraj
Scientist - Pearl Millet Breeding
  Thammineni Chakradhar
Special Project Scientist
 
Manish Roorkiwal   Jana Kholova   A G Bhasker Raj  
Manish Roorkiwal
Special Project Scientist - Agricultural Genomics Network
  Jana Kholova
Associate Scientist - Cereals Physiology
  A G Bhasker Raj
Manager - Field Research Operations (Pearl Millet Breeding)
 
B Ramaiah          
B Ramaiah
Manager – Field Research Operations (Sorghum Breeding)
         
Kiran K Sharma   SM Karuppanchetty   Saikat Dutta Mazumdar  
Kiran K Sharma
Chief Executive Officer -
Agribusiness and Innovation Platform
  SM Karuppanchetty
Chief Operating Officer -
Agribusiness Incubator Program
  Saikat Dutta Mazumdar
Chief Operating Officer -
NutriPlus Knowledge Program
 
S Aravazhi   Jonathan Philroy   R Bhubesh Kumar  
S Aravazhi
Manager - Agri Business Incubator Program and Acting Chief Operating Officer, Innovation and Partnership Program (IPP)
  Jonathan Philroy
Deputy Manager - Agri-Business Incubator
  R Bhubesh Kumar
Assistant Manager - Agri Business Incubator Program
 
    Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA)
Moses Siambi          
Moses Siambi
Director
         
Alastair William Orr   Lieven Claessens   NVPR Ganga Rao  
Alastair William Orr
Assistant Director & Principal Scientist - Economics (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
  Lieven Claessens
Principal Scientist - Natural Resources (Water and Soils) (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  NVPR Ganga Rao
Senior Scientist - Breeding (Grain Legumes)
 
Henry Fred Ojulong   Damaris A Odeny   Kai Mausch  
Henry Fred Ojulong
Scientist - Breeding (Dryland Cereals)
  Damaris A Odeny
Scientist - Biotechnology (Grain Legumes)
  Kai Mausch
Scientist - Economics (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
 
ES Monyo   Albert Johannes Gierend   Simone Verkaart  
ES Monyo
Project Coordinator - TL2 - Phase II
  Albert Johannes Gierend
Agricultural Marketing - Economist (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
  Simone Verkaart
Junior Professional Officer - (Technology Transfer) (Resilient Dryland Systems)
 
Rajneesh Paliwal          
Rajneesh Paliwal
Post Doctoral Fellow (Dryland Cereals)
     
Dr Patrick Okori   Samuel MC Njoroge   Takuji W Tsusaka  
Dr Patrick Okori
Principal Scientist - Groundnut Breeding (Grain Legumes)
  Samuel MC Njoroge
Scientist - Legume / Cereal Pathology, (Grain Legumes / Dryland Cereals)
  Takuji W Tsusaka
Associate Scientist - Production Economics, (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
 
S Anitha          
S Anitha
Post Doctoral Fellow
(Grain Legumes)
         
Andre F van Rooyen   Sabine Homann  Kee Tui   Swathi Sridharan  
Andre F van Rooyen
Senior Scientist - Crop Livestock and Country Representative (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Sabine Homann Kee Tui
Scientist (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
  Swathi Sridharan
Editor
 
Justice Nyamangara   Masikati Patricia   Martin Philani Moyo  
Justice Nyamangara
Scientist - Agronomy (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Masikati Patricia
Post Doctoral Fellow (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Martin Philani Moyo
Post Doctoral Fellow (Resilient Dryland Systems)
 
KPC Rao   Tilahun Amede Wondifraw   Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo  
KPC Rao
Principal Scientist - (Soil Science and Country Representative (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Tilahun Amede Wondifraw
Principal Scientist - Natural Resources / Systems Agronomy (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo
Senior Scientist - Legumes Breeding (ESA) (Grain Legumes)
 
Abdalla H Mohamed   Sridhar Gummadi      
Abdalla H Mohamed
Senior Scientist - Cereals Breeding (ESA) (Dryland Cereals)
  Sridhar Gummadi
Special Project Scientist - Climate Change Adaptation (Resilient Dryland Systems)
     
    West and Central Africa (WCA)
Farid Waliyar   Ramadjita Tabo      
Farid Waliyar
Director
  Ramadjita Tabo
Director
     
Eva W Rattunde   HFW Rattunde   Robert B Zougmore  
Eva W Rattunde
Principal Scientist - Sorghum Breeding & Genetic Resources (Dryland Cereals)
  HFW Rattunde
Principal Scientist - Sorghum Breeding & Genetic Resources (Dryland Cereals)
  Robert B Zougmore
Regional Program Leader - CCAFS (Dryland Cereals)
 
George E Okwach   Moses Osiru   Abdoulaye Saley Moussa  
George E Okwach
Project Manager - HOPE project for Sorghum and Millets (Dryland Cereals)
  Moses Osiru
Senior Scientist - Legume / Cereal Pathology (Grain Legumes / Dryland Cereals)
  Abdoulaye Saley Moussa
Senior Scientist - CCAFS
 
Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu   Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu   D Hailemichael Shewayrga  
Wenda K Bauchspies
Senior Scientist - Gender
Research
  Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu
Scientist - Land and Water Management
  D Hailemichael Shewayrga
Scientist - Groundnut Breeding Grain Legumes)
 
Mathieu Ouedraogo   Felix Badolo   Pierre CS Traore  
Mathieu Ouedraogo
Visiting Scientist - CCAFS
  Fėlix Badolo
Visiting Scientist
  Pierre CS Traore
Manager - GIS (Resilient Dryland Systems)
 
Amadou Bila Belemgoabga   Agathe Diama   Gatien Falconnier  
Amadou Bila Belemgoabga
Manager - Administration
  Agathe Diama
Regional Information Officer
  Gatien Falconnier
Associate Professional Officer - Crop Livestock Systems / Modeling (Resilient Dryland Systems)
 
Baloua Nebie          
Baloua Nebie
Junior Professional Officer - Sorghum Breeding (Dryland Cereals)
         
Mahamadou Gandah   Jupiter Ndjeunga   CT Hash  
Mahamadou Gandah
Project Coordinator - AGRA Microdose Project and Country Representative (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Jupiter Ndjeunga
Principal Scientist (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
  CT Hash
Principal Scientist - Breeding (Dryland Cereals)
 
Malick Niango Ba   Bakary Djaby   Sapna Jarial  
Malick Niango Ba
Senior Scientist - Entomology (Grain Legumes / Dryland Cereals)
  Bakary Djaby
Senior Scientist - Dryland Systems and Livelihood Diversification
  Sapna Jarial
Scientist, Crop Livestock - WCA (Resilient Dryland Systems)
 
Fatondji Dougbedji   Falalou Hamidou   Patrice Savadogo  
Fatondji Dougbedji
Scientist - Agronomy (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Falalou Hamidou
Regional Scientist - Physiology (Grain Legumes)
  Patrice Savadogo
ICRAF/ICRISAT Agroforestry Systems Scientist
 
Amadou Hassane   Gaston Sangare   Mensah Edouard Romeo  
Amadou Hassane
Manager - Finance
  Gaston Sangare
Regional Farm Manager
  Mensah Edouard Romeo
Associate Professional Officer - Economics (Markets, Institutions and Policies)
 
Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe   Babu Nagabhushan Motagi      
Hakeem Ayinde Ajeigbe
Principal Scientist - Agronomy and Country Representative (Resilient Dryland Systems)
  Babu Nagabhushan Motagi
Senior Scientist - Groundnut Breeding (Grain Legumes)
     
    OTHER CENTER STAFF  
Warwick Easdown          
Warwick Easdown
Director
         
 M Ravishankar   Hemant Nitturkar   Ramkrishnan Madhavan Nair  
M Ravishankar
Special Project Scientist - AVRDC
  Hemant Nitturkar
Project Development Officer - Special Project Scientist
  Ramkrishnan Madhavan Nair
Vegetable Breeder - Legumes
 
B Vivek   Pervez H Zaidi
  Zerka Rashid  
B Vivek
Senior Maize Breeder
  Pervez H Zaidi
Senior Maize Physiologist
  Zerka Rashid
Scientist - Maize pathology
 
M P Nagesh   K Seetharam   anoj Kanti Debnath  
M P Nagesh
Special Project Scientist - Breeding for Abiotic Stress
  K Seetharam
Special Project Scientist - Abiotic Stress Breeding
  Manoj Kanti Debnath
Special Project Scientist - Biometrics
 
A R Sadananada   Kathikeya Krothapalli   M T Vinayan  
A R Sadananada
Maize Seed Specialist for South Asia
  Kathikeya Krothapalli
Maize Breeder in South Asia
  M T Vinayan
Maize Stress Specialist
 
Girish Kumar Krishna   Raman Babu   Sudha Nair  
Girish Kumar Krishna
Maize Molecular Breeder
  Raman Babu
Molecular Maize Breeder
  Sudha Nair
Molecular Maize Breeder
 
Anita Pratima Minz          
Anita Pratima Minz
Project Manager
         
Parminder Singh Virk   Binu Cherian      
Parminder Singh Virky
Manager - Crop Development
  Binu Cherian
Country Crop Manager
     
Michael Blümmel          
Michael Blummel
Leader Global Project - Intensifying Livestock Systems
         
V Padmakumar          
V Padmakumar
Project Manager
         
Arvind Kumar   M S Ramesha   Avinash Chandra Pandey  
Arvind Kumar
Senior Scientist
  M S Ramesha
Senior Scientist
  Avinash Chandra Pandey
Special Project Scientist - Plant Breeding
 
Frank Mussgnug          
Frank Mussgnug
Soil Scientist
         
Oli Tooher-Hancock,          
Oli Tooher-Hancock
Principal - ISH
         
Priyanie Amerasinghe          
Priyanie Amerasinghe
Head, IWMI Hyderabad and Senior Researcher Bio Medical Sciences
         
L Suri Naidu   Krishna Reddy Kakumanu   K Palanisami  
L Suri Naidu
Special Project Scientist
  Krishna Reddy Kakumanu
Special Project Scientist
  K Palanisami
Principal Researcher
 
Upali Amarasinghe          
Upali Amarasinghe
Senior Researcher - Statistics
         
Avinash Chandra Pandey          
P Vani Sekhar
Senior Scientist
         
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