Dr. Robert "Bob" Zeigler is an internationally respected plant pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in agricultural research in the developing world. He is the first Director General Emeritus of IRRI.
IRRI boasts an impressive list of former employees who had contributed significantly to the mission and had later on made names for themselves outside the institute. These individuals carry the IRRI name and credibility in their work and we're proud to call them family.
Gerard was IRRI’s Golden Rice project leader and Golden Rice Network Coordinator.
Norm is the former IRRI Deputy Director General for Management Services and treasurer providing strategic leadership to finance, human resources, information technology, and other services.
Bert is a rice breeder at IRRI who specialized in developing new high-yielding irrigated varieties and germplasm for Southeast Asia.
Fiona provided global leadership for IRRI’s Human Resource function and was a member of the Institute’s Management Committee.
Glenn is a former senior scientist and plant breeder working on abiotic stress tolerance of rice.
Bhagirath was IRRI's weed management expert.
Sophie was the head of IRRI's Public Relations office.
Achim is a soil scientist and agronomist with 25 years of experience working in Asia, North America and Europe. He is IRRI's former Deputy Director General for Research.
Chill handled a senior fund raising role in support of the Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships and Development Director.
K.L. was a senior scientist at IRRI responsible for research on arthropod ecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).