Monsanto director to oversee Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS)
PBS Selects Judy Chambers at New Director
Dr. Judy Chambers has been selected as the new Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) director and will formally assume the role on July 27. Dr. Chambers joins PBS with extensive experience in biotechnology and biosafety. She served as Director of International Government Affairs at Monsanto Company and as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she was responsible for co-developing the first public-private sector agency program on agricultural biotechnology (ABSP).
She has also worked as an independent consultant on agriculture biotechnology issues for public, private, non-profit and academic establishments. As a highly-regarded, internationally-recognized senior executive with over fifteen years of experience in strategic leadership positions within and on behalf of diverse institutions, Dr. Chambers joins PBS with a strong background in international and cultural issues affecting technology and product acceptance, public-private sector coalition building, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
PBS operates in a number of African and Asian countries. PBS is managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).