Meet the team

The Enterprise Breeding System is developed by a distributed team combining over 70 staff from institutions involved in leading and adopting the software.
Current and future users of the software are actively involved in its development, and have key staff assigned to lead adoption efforts and ensure that the needs of breeders are met by a coordinated team of developers spread across multiple institutions.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform is also involved in an advisory capacity.

Steering team

Representatives from breeding programs and key stakeholders.

Program board

Responsible for the design and administration of the EBS

Contributors

A multi-institution team of software developers and breeding specialists works together to deliver the EBS.

Steering team

The steering team represents breeding programs and key stakeholders. It provides strategic direction and governance, removes roadblocks, and tracks the overall progress and direction of software development and adoption efforts.

Eduardo Covarrubias

Optimizing breeding schemes lead


Elizabeth Jones

Adoption and outreach lead


Eng Hwa Ng

Genotyping / sequencing lead


Gustavo Teixeira

Breeding operations & phenotyping lead


Hans Bhardwaj

Deputy Director for Research


Jan Debaene

Deputy Director


John Derera

Head of Breeding


Kevin Pixley

Deputy Director General for Research (Breeding and Genetics), Director of the Genetic Resources Program


Steffen Weber

Program Manager (consultant)


Young Wha Lee

Bioinformatics, biometrics & data management lead


Program board

The Program Board designs and delivers EBS capabilities, and provides program assurance and administration.

Andre Moretto Embersics

EBS IT Project Manager


Bhoja Basnet

Global wheat program representative, Business change manager


Damien Platten

Business Change Manager


Diego Castañón

IT project manager


Elizabeth Jones

Adoption and outreach lead


Ernesto Briones

IT team lead


James Clevenger

IT engineering lead


Kate Dreher

Implementation coordinator


Marko Karkkainen

IT team lead


May Sallan

Documentation coordinator


Ruth Carpio

IT project manager


Sankalp Bhosale

Business Change Manager


Steffen Weber

Program Manager (consultant)


Thanda Dhliwayo

Global maize program representative, Business change manager


Wende Mengesha

Business Change Manager


Contributors

The following people have contributed to the development of the EBS.

Abduljelil Olalekan

Alain Gulles

Albert Crisostomo

Alex Cañeda

Angel Manica Villanueva Raquel

Argem Flores

Cesar Petroli

Danny Feng

Diego Castañón

Dinia Grace Gepte

Doris Pagtananan

Erica Banasihan

Erika Cisneros

Ernesto Briones

Eugenia Tenorio

Evan Kelly-Johnston

Fernando Toledo

Franjel Consolacion

Gene Romuga

Gerardo Copado

Jack Lagare

Jahzeel Ramos

James Clevenger

Jaymar Bantay

Jorge Alberto Rojas

Jose Francisco Vergara

Jose Miguel Castillo

Joshua Lamos-Sweeney

Juan Suarez Sosa

Karen Delarosa

Kate Dreher

Kenichii Ana

Kevin Palis

Krizzel Llantada

Larise Gallardo

Lois Go

Luis Alberto Puebla

Luis Ricardo León Treviño

Ma. Concepcion Lotho

Maria Relliza Pasang

Marko Karkkainen

May Sallan

Mijail Javier

Newman Edmundo Montes

Nikki Carumba

Oliver Xi

Pedro Medeiros Barbosa

Philip Sinohin

Randel Bautista

Renee Lat

Reuben Durham

Ricardo Benitez

Rick Spence

Rose Morantte

Rosemary Shrestha

Roy Petrie

Ruth Carpio

Salvador Ortega

Simon Imoro

Star Yanxin Gao

Taylor Poltich

Tom Hagen

Viana Calaminos

Victor Ulat

Vishnu Govindaraj

Yaw Nti-Addae

Young Wha Lee