Ruben Echeverría is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC and Director General Emeritus at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He is the Chairman of the newly-formed Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI), which sets out to shed light on public and private investment in agricultural innovation, and estimate the impact of innovation in promoting sustainable agriculture intensification.
Echeverría was Executive Director of the Science Council of the CGIAR during the mid-2000s. He worked in agricultural, environmental, and rural development issues for more than a decade at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Echeverría studied Agronomy in Uruguay and Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.