Ismahane Elouafi is Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), a not for‐profit research‐for‐development organization she has been leading since 2012. She is a visionary leader and strategic thinker, highly adept as a transformational groundbreaker, delivering comprehensive stakeholder engagement as a change management champion, motivator, and relationship builder. Before Joining ICBA, she was Director of Research Management and Partnerships Division at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
She is a recipient of a number of awards and honors, including the National Reward Medal by His Majesty Mohamed VI, the King of Morocco, and the Excellence in Science Award from the Global Thinkers Forum. In 2016, she was awarded the Arab Women of the year in the Science Category.
Dr. Elouafi holds a PhD degree in genetics from Cordoba University, Spain.