Ren Wang

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Ren Wang, "a Chinese national, joined the CGIAR on July 23, 2007.

"Mr. Wang served since 2000 as Deputy Director General for Research at the CGIAR-supported International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), with headquarters in the Philippines. In that position, he managed the Institute’s research programs and outreach offices in 14 countries, providing leadership in the development of IRRI’s strategic plan and in the creation of new collaborative initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia.

"Before joining IRRI, Mr. Wang played a key leadership role in planning China’s agricultural research, serving as Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). There he acted as the focal point for the China-CGIAR partnership and was responsible for fostering unprecedented levels of Japan-China collaboration in agriculture through the establishment of the Sino-Japan Center for Sustainable Agriculture at CAAS.

"An entomologist by training, Mr. Wang pioneered a program for biological control of exotic pests in China and later promoted integrated pest management initiatives internationally from various posts, including Deputy Director of the International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC) of CAB International in the UK.

"Mr Wang holds a BS in plant protection from Shanxi Agricultural University, China; an MSc in biological control from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China; and a PhD in entomology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA." [1]

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  1. Ren Wang, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, accessed December 9, 2007.