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Professor Achim Dobermann is the Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research in the UK, where he provides leadership for a wide range of research programs that aim to develop innovations for future farming. He has over 30 years of experience in soil and crop research worldwide.
Achim received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leipzig, Germany. In 1992 he joined the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as a soil scientist, followed by an appointment as Professor for Nutrient Management at the University of Nebraska in 2000. From 2008 to 2014 he was the Deputy Director General of IRRI. He serves on the Boards of Agrimetrics Ltd. and iSDA Ltd.