Dr Hasan Saoud passes away

July 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr Hasan Saoud

Dr Hasan Saoud, scientist, administrator and visionary, passed away on 18 July 2011. Dr Saoud played a key role in ICARDA’s establishment and management for many years. He served as ICARDA’s Assistant Director General for Government Liaison for 5 years (1990-94), and on the Board of Trustees for more than a decade (1980-90), as host country representative. He also held key positions at national and regional policy level. He was Syria’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (1979-90), and Director General of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (1994-2002).

ICARDA joins many others in paying our last respects to a man who helped build a strong foundation for agricultural research and development in the region. May his soul rest in peace.

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