Martin Piñeiro is an Agricultural Engineer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, United States. He is Director of the CEO Group, Director of the Agricultural Affairs Committee of the Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI), and a Special Adviser to the General Director of FAO. Among his positions in Argentina he acted as Coordinator of the Economic Program at National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) and at the Graduate School of Castelar; Vice Minister of Agricultural Economy; Member of the Governing Board of the University Improvement Fund (FOMEC, Ministry of Education and Culture); member of the National Council of Higher Education and of the Planning Council of the National University of Buenos Aires. At the international level, the most relevant positions are General Director of the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA), President of the Governing Board at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and member of the International Service for Agricultural Research (ISNAR). He has provided consulting services to the World Bank, IDB, FAO, IFAD, Inter-American Foundation, CGIAR and the Ford Foundation among others. He has published 12 books and more than 100 articles on Development, Agricultural Policy, Economic Integration, Research Organization and Institutional Development. Board member of two stock companies, he is also an agricultural producer.