David Molden is Director General Designate for the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). He is moving from his position as DDG for Research at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). David has a PhD from Colorado State University specializing in water resources, and has since developed broader interests in integrating social, technical and environmental aspects of natural resources management. He has worked across Asia and Africa, including mountain environments of Nepal and Lesotho. David enjoys interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teamwork aimed at developing solutions and generating and sharing knowledge. David led a global program involving over 1000 practitioners and researchers to produce a Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, with results documented in the publication Water for Food, Water for Life in 2007. He has contributed to the publication of nearly 200 pieces of works in books, refereed journals, research report series, the media, project reports and educational material. David was awarded CGIAR Outstanding Scientist for 2009.