Affiliation: International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi is the Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, based in Dubai, UAE.
Dr. Elouafi has a PhD in Plant Genetics from Cordoba University, Spain and has over 15 years of experience in Agricultural Research, Science Management, and Science / Policy Integration. Prior to her appointment to ICBA, Dr Elouafi held management positions within the Canadian federal system, including the position of Director of the Research Management and Partnerships Division at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the position of Senior-Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister – Research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
Dr Elouafi has also worked as a scientist with several international research organizations such as ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research and Dry Areas), CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Center), and JIRCAS (Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences).