Dr. Thierry Ange ELLA-ONDO is one of our distinguish graduates and we would like share his successes with you.
Dr. Thierry Ange ELLA-ONDO is of Gabonese nationality and holds:
- A degree in Agricultural Engineering ( General Agronomist ) from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco
- A Specialist Agricultural Engineering Degree in crop protection from the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Morocco
- A PhD in Liberal and Agricultural and Rural Development Studies from Trinity College
- A Specialist Degree in food Security/Assessment and Action from Spain’s Open University of Catalonia.
Dr. T.A. ELLA ONDO began his career in Gabon, in 1991, as Crop Area Manager at the National Society for the Development of Rubber Cultivation (HEVEGAB).
Between 1992 and 1999, he worked for Gabon’s National School for Rural Development (ENDR), where, between 1992 and 1993, he was Professor of Crop Protection, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding and Applied Statistics in Agricultural Science.
From 1993 to 1995, he was ENDR Deputy Course Director and, from 1995 to 1999, Visiting Professor of Crop Protection and Applied Statistics. During the same period, he was appointed National Research Coordinator of the Ecoregional Programme for the Humid and Sub-Humid Tropics of Sub-Saharan Africa (EPHTA), in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
In 1995, he was appointed Director of Studies and Agricultural Research at Gabon’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development (MAEDR). Between 1998 and 2001, he was liaison officer in Gabon for the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in implementing the information programme for agricultural development in Central Africa (PIDAC).
In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Director-General of Gabon’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development.
Between 2002 and 2006, he served successive terms as Technical Advisor on plant health and food crops to several ministers and deputy prime-ministers for agriculture, livestock and rural development in Gabon.
In addition, between 2005 and 2006, he chaired Gabon’s National Committee on Pesticide Registration (CNHP) and lectured in special plant pathology at the Higher National Institut for Agronomy and Biotechnology I(INSAB) of Gabon’s University of Science and Technology of Masuku (USTM) in Franceville.
In 2006, he was appointed Representative in Guinea-Bissau for the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture(FAO).
Since September 2011, he is FAO Representative in the Republic of Mali.