Board Member

Dr. Mohamed Soliman is the President of the Agricultural Research Centre (ARC) in Egypt. He earned his PhD degree in Plant Breeding from Cairo University in conjunction with University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. Prior to his current position Dr Soliman served as Vice President for Research, Agricultural Research Centre (2017 – 2018) and also as the Director, Field Crops Research Institute in ARC (2013 – 2017). He has been on several Boards and held the position of Chairperson in a number of them notably the Egyptian Permanent Committee for Olive and the Permanent Advisory Council on Plant Breeders ‘Rights in Egypt. Dr Soliman is a member of the National Committee for Food Security in the Arab World and the Advisory Council for Preparation and Formulation of Proposed Policies for Achieving Food Security. Dr. Soliman has years of experience in his field and was at one time the Head of the Egyptian Delegation for establishment of Joint Farms in some African Countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Congo DRC, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Sudan and Niger). He is the National Coordinator of Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation for Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). Dr. Soliman has published 37 scientific researches locally and internationally and has received many scientific awards and Certificates of Appreciation from FAO, ICARDA, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (Egypt), Ministry of Home Affairs (Republic of Zambia), Natural Resources Institute (Finland), Agency for International Development (USA), AlAzhar University (Egypt), African Development Bank Group, African Development Institute.