The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) has named Morton Satin, head of Food and Agro-Industries for the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization, as executive director of IAMA. Satin has been invited to be an adjunct professor in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University beginning Jan. 1.

"Morton brings to IAMA a unique mixture of senior level experience from both the private and public sectors," said Heinz Imhof, president of IAMA. "As a creative and committed advisor on domestic and international issues in food and agribusiness, he will be instrumental in helping to make IAMA more responsive to today's global food needs. I look forward to working closely with him in his new role."

Satin, educated as a molecular biologist at Sir George Williams and Queen's universities in Canada, has been actively involved in corporate business development and marketing and research for multinational agribusinesses. He has received international recognition for his work in the United Nations, which has been focused on the role and impact of agribusiness on economic development.

IAMA was founded by faculty members from both Texas A&M and Harvard. It is a world-wide educational forum that brings together leading food and agribusinesses, academics and government policy makers and other related stakeholders.

For more information about IAMA, go to www.ifama.org.

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