Marion Guillou-Charpin is the President of Agreenium, a public consortium that promotes the role of research and higher education to meet the challenges of food security and sustainable development. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She was a member of the international advisory board of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and was also a member of a working group of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) chaired by Sir John Beddington.Ms. Guillou-Charpin is a Member of the High Level Panel of Experts of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and of the CGIAR board. She graduated from France’s prestigious Ecole Polytechnique (1973) and was appointed head of the school’s governing board (2008-2013). She holds a Doctorate in Food Sciences, is a Chartered Engineer of the French Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering and a member of the French Academy of Agriculture, and of the French Academy of Technology.