Hans Herren is an internationally recognized scientist, President and CEO of the Millennium Institute, and Co-founder and President of the Swiss foundation, Biovision. In 1995, Herren received the World Food Prize because of his extensive work developing a chemical-free solution to control the mealybug that was devastating crops across Africa in the 1970s. Using the money he received from the World Food Prize, Herren founded Biovision in 1998 to improve living conditions and hunger in Africa in environmentally sustainable ways. Appointed President of the Millennium Institute in 2005, Herren is responsible for promoting the nonprofit organization’s models for sustainable development internationally. In addition to the World Food Prize, Herren has been the recipient of various other awards and has been published extensively, demonstrating his commitment to distinguished, original research.