Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
For Immediate Release
March 29, 2011
Dr. Kenneth L. Hoadley, a prominent authority on agriculture and food security, has joined Abt’s International Economic Growth (IEG) Division as principal associate and scientist.
“Ken Hoadley is one of the preeminent leaders in the field of agricultural development in developing countries,” said Constantin Abarbieritei, vice president of IEG, “and we are delighted to have him join us. His work in the area of integrated agricultural development and food security will be very important in our commitment to President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative.”
Prior to joining Abt Associates, Dr. Hoadley served as president of Zamorano University in Honduras for eight years. During his tenure, the University, which offers undergraduate degrees in agriculture and animal sciences, food science, agribusiness management and environmental studies to students from 20 countries, became one of the most prestigious schools of agriculture in Latin America.
Before his appointment at Zamorano, Dr. Hoadley was the director of the Center for International Business Education and Research and adjunct professor of management at the Kenan–Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also served as dean of the Arthur D. Little School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Hoadley has authored or co–authored more than 60 management case studies on agribusiness in Latin America and contributed to books on agricultural development and strategic management in developing countries.
As a consultant, he has provided counsel to the World Bank, the Inter–American Development Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as to business schools and executive development centers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Dr. Hoadley holds MBA and DBA degrees from the Harvard Business School, with a concentration in agribusiness management.
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