Dr Aldo Stroebel is Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, and Acting Group Executive for Strategy, Planning and Partnerships at the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. He serves as South Africa’s National Contact Point for the European Research Council, as Board Member of the Water Research Commission, and as the co-chairperson of the Executive Support Group of the Global Research Council.
He is a Foreign Fellow of the Ugandan National Academy of Science, a Senior Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Council, and a founding member of the SA Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Education credentials: University of Pretoria (BSc- and Hons-degrees); University of Ghent, Belgium (Masters in International Agricultural Development); University of the Free State and Cornell University, USA (PhD); Postdoctoral research at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is a recognised scholar in sustainable agriculture, and acknowledged as a leader in the internationalisation of Higher Education, and research and innovation management.