Charlotte Hebebrand has a MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. She has extensive experience researching as well as writing and communicating about food and agricultural policy topics.
She served most recently as Director General of the Paris-based International Fertilizer Industry Association, a 500+ member association composed of different companies in the fertilizer value chain and other organizations with an interest in plant nutrition, with some two thirds of the membership based in emerging and developing economies. During her tenure, she worked to modernize the governance structure of the association, to update the market intelligence and conference offerings and strengthen outreach to UN agencies and other international organizations. Working closely with the membership and external stakeholders, she led a strategic review which resulted in a major pivot to sustainability/ESG in IFA’s work program.
Her prior post was President of the Washington, DC based International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council, a membership organization composed of former trade negotiators, academics and private sector players dedicated to the pursuit of an open and fair trading system for food and agricultural products.
Charlotte began to work on food and agricultural topics at the EU Delegation in Washington, where she held positions in the Development, Trade and Agriculture & Food Safety divisions. She presently serves on the Board of the International Fertilizer Development Center, and on the advisory board of ag tech start up Phospholutions. She is a former member of the Independent Steering Committee of the CGIAR's Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and previously served as a member of DuPont's Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity for the 21st Century.
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January, 2021 - present