Executive Manager, Plant ETP
Amrit Nanda is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and obtained a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology from the Australian National University. Subsequently, she pursued her academic research in Japan, the Philippines and Sweden, specialising on plant development in response to abiotic stress. During her time in Sweden, she also took part and organised several science outreach activities, including the Fascination of Plants Day, and took on the role of Coordinator of the Linnean Centre for Plant Science in Uppsala. With a desire to promote science-based policymaking and a more innovation-friendly policy environment in Europe, she joined Plant ETP as the Executive Manager in February 2020.
After working in academia for a number of years, I wanted to have more impact on European plant and agricultural research and policies, and to help bridge the gap between research and society. Since joining Plant ETP, I have developed a whole new understanding of the complexity of agricultural systems and value chains, as well as the crucial role Plant ETP plays by bringing key stakeholders from the plant sector together around a common vision for the future of European agriculture and promoting the flow of innovation to the market for the greater benefit of society.