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World Food Prize Chairman, John Ruan III, Inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame

12/11/2012

 World Food Prize Chairman, John Ruan III, was honored as one of three 2012 Inductees into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 6.

In 1990, it was John Ruan Sr. who rescued the World Food Prize, announcing his intent to sponsor and support the Prize when original funding fell through and the future of the organization was uncertain.

 

John Ruan III became chairman of the World Food Prize in 2010. It was Ruan III's vision, leadership and financial contribution that paved the way for the transformation of the century-old Des Moines Public Library into the  Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, which opened in October 2011.

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