Dr. Amit H. Roy
IFDC’s Second President and CEO (1992-2015)
Dr. Amit Roy was hired by IFDC as a chemical engineer in 1978. In 1992, the board of directors chose him to be the new chief executive officer, succeeding Dr. Stangel after his retirement. For 23 years as CEO, Roy worked to fight hunger and poverty by promoting efficient use of fertilizers, continuing the legacy set by his predecessors. Throughout his career, he was recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on fertilizer research and development, appearing before heads of state, authoring countless books and articles and securing funding from leading donor agencies. He received numerous awards for his work, including the 2015 Francis New Memorial Medal presented by the International Fertiliser Society.