Charlotte Hebebrand has been a member of the IFDC board of directors since 2016. She is currently the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the International Food Policy Research Institute.

From 2013 to 2020, Hebebrand was Director General of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). Prior to joining IFA, she served as Chief Executive of the Washington D.C.-based International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) from February 2006 until July 2012. In that capacity, she led the efforts of IPC members – a diverse mix of distinguished international agricultural trade experts – to promote a more open, equitable, and sustainable global food system.

Hebebrand has also worked with the European Commission, serving as a Special Adviser on international development, trade, agriculture, and food safety issues in its Washington delegation, and with the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Division.

She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.