Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank Group
Juergen Voegele, a German national, was appointed Senior Director of the Agriculture Global Practice on May 29, 2014. Previously, he was Sector Manager for Agriculture in the Bank’s Europe and Central Asia region, a role he assumed following an assignment in Beijing as Principal Agricultural Specialist and Rural Sector Coordinator. Career highlights include his leadership of the acclaimed Loess Plateau watershed management project in China, and managing a multisectoral team that disbursed more than $1 billion for 70 projects in response to the global Avian influenza crisis. Beyond his operational work at the Bank, Dr. Voegele has played a key role in shaping the global agenda on agriculture and food security.