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Executive Director

Dr Nadesa Panicker Anil Kumar
Executive Director, MSSRF

A scientist and practitioner in the area of tropical agrobiodiversity management, and conservation of rare, endemic and threatened plant genetic resources. He has over 25 years of work experience with MSSRF. He joined the organization in the year 1992, as a training specialist in the area of biodiversity. He then served in different capacities, in which over 10 years of experience as the director of MSSRF’s Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, and about a year as the Senior Director of the Coastal System Research. There are over 70 scientific papers and several popular articles as the author or co-author in his credit. He serves in different committees that are of national and international significance to the area of sustainable development.