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.  

Eero Nissilä

Eero NissiläEero is the former head of IRRI’s Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology (PBGB) Division and was the global leader for GRiSP Theme 2.

Flaminia Lilli

Flaminia managed the IRRI Fund office in coordination with the Deputy Director General for Communications and Partnerships and the Head of External Relations.

Edilberto Redoña

redona-contactEd is the former global coordinator of the International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER) and breeder of rice tolerant to higher temperatures.