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Pamela Anderson

International Potato Center (CIP)
Director General

Dr. Pamela Anderson (USA) has been Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) since May 2005. CIP is one of fifteen international agricultural research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to becoming Director General, she served as the Deputy Director General of Research at CIP (2002-2005) and as Senior Entomologist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in Cali, Colombia (1997-2002). She received a MSc in Entomology from the University of Illinois, an MSc in Human Ecology from Harvard University, and a DSc in Population Sciences/Vector Entomology from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

A leading expert on emerging plant diseases, Dr. Anderson has also conducted research in agricultural entomology and plant virus epidemiology related to food security and income generation for resource-poor populations. Dr. Anderson has worked in Latin America for 30 years and spent two decades working within national agricultural research systems before joining the CGIAR.