Dr. Cassim Masi- Executive Director
Dr Masi has over twenty years of consolidated experience managing projects in sustainable agriculture, food security and livelihoods, health and HIV/AIDS, youth and rural community empowerment and development. Dr. Masi has been chief executive for the institution since 2009 and is responsible for controlling all the operations of the institution in order to fulfil its mandate of enhancing optimal food and nutritional status of the Zambian population. He has been involved in the formulation of national action plans as well as policies. He has also been exposed to, and performed leadership and management roles in different organizations. He has a wide range of experience working with government line ministries, bilateral and UN agencies, and NGOs.
He has skills and competences in Strategic planning and creation of strategic alliances for promoting coalition/networks, linkages and fostering synergies. He has a good understanding of corporate governance and in enhancing organization image and programme impact.
Dr. Masi holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Plant Science from University of Nebraska, USA.