Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
President, World Food Prize
On January 1, 2000, Kenneth M. Quinn assumed the presidency of the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, following a 32-year career as an American diplomat which focused significantly on refugee and humanitarian relief efforts and culminated with his service as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia. For the past 14 years, Ambassador Quinn has endeavored to build the World Food Prize, founded by the Father of the Green Revolution, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, so that it could come to be seen as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” and to inspire efforts to alleviate hunger around the globe.