Prof. Shenggen Fan
China Agricultural University, Beijing.
Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota
Shenggen Fan is currently Chair Professor and Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy(AGFEP) at China Agricultural University(CAU). Prior to joining CAU, Shenggen Fan was director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2009 to 2019.
Dr. Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005.
He served as member, vice chair and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food and Nutrition Security. Dr. Fan was awarded an honorary life member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) in 2018, and became Fellow of American Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2020.
In 2014, Dr. Fan received the Hunger Hero Award from the World Food Programme in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting hunger worldwide.
Dr. Fan received a PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China.