Amit Roy to Retire From IFDC, J. Scott Angle Named New President and CEO

ceosInternational Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) President and CEO, Dr. Amit Roy, will retire after 37 years of service at the end of 2015. The IFDC board of directors selected Dr. J. Scott Angle to succeed Roy as the organization’s president and CEO effective October 1, 2015.

During the three-month overlap, Roy will work with Angle to ensure a smooth transition.


“On behalf of the IFDC board and staff, I am deeply grateful for Amit’s dedication and visionary leadership. He shaped the organization into the holistic agricultural development center it is today,” said Dr. Jimmy Cheek, chairman of the IFDC board of directors and chancellor of University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “I look forward to welcoming Scott. His distinguished career in agricultural sciences and research makes him an excellent candidate to guide IFDC’s work into the future.”

An internationally known soil scientist, Angle is currently the dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Roy joined IFDC as a chemical engineer in 1978 and became president and CEO in 1992. “Since my first day, I have admired the organization’s ability to use research to improve lives,” said Roy. “I would like to thank our staff, past and present, for their commitment to a food-secure world. Under Scott’s leadership, I am confident that IFDC will expand its efforts to strengthen global agriculture.”

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