Matthew Morell

Matthew MorellAs director general, Matthew is the institute’s chief executive officer (CEO), directly managing and administering its affairs in accordance with the policies and decisions of the IRRI Board of Trustees.

Jacqueline Hughes

Jacqueline HughesAs IRRI’s Deputy Director General for Research, Jackie oversees the institute’s global research agenda covering plant breeding, genetics, crop and environmental sciences, and social sciences.

V. Bruce J. Tolentino

V. Bruce J. TolentinoBruce leads several key areas of IRRI programming: fund-raising, communication, and partnerships with donors, international and regional organizations, national governments, and agriculture-related ministries and agencies. He also oversees IRRI’s legal services.

David Johnson

David JohnsonDavid is Leader for Sustainable Rice-based Production Systems theme and head of the Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD).

Abdelbagi Ismail

Abdelbagi IsmailAbdel is IRRI's overall coordinator of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA). He also leads the Genetics and Biotechnology Division.