President - The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Tang Huajun has been President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China since December 2016.
He received his B.S. (1982) in agronomy from South-west Agricultural University, China, and M.S. (1987), Ph.D. (1991) with greatest distinction in Physical Land Resources from University of Ghent, Belgium. He was Director General of the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, CAAS from 1996 to 2007, and Vice President of CAAS from 2007 to 2016.
Over the past decades, he has served as a consultant to a number of governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and companies including, World Bank, FAO, and UNESCAP. His research areas include land use and crop modeling; remote sensing and GIS applications; and agri-regional development. He has published more than 200 papers in international and Chinese scientific journals and has received a number of awards and honors, including the corresponding member of Belgian Royal Academy of Overseas Science, President of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2015.