Dr. Segenet Kelemu is the Director General of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a native of Ethiopia. Following her postdoctoral work at Cornell University, she joined the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia. In 2007, she became the Director of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) hub, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi. Prior to joining icipe, she was the Vice President for Programs at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). She has published widely, supervised research scholars, serves on panels, and continues to be a recipient of prestigious awards.