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The AMIS Chair

The AMIS Chair is elected by consensus among AMIS participats for a one-year term, covering two ordinary meetings of the Global Food Market Information Group and one meeting of the Rapid Response Forum. The AMIS Chair does not follow the G20 presidency .

List of AMIS Chairs

United States of America (2022-2023)
Seth Meyer, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Mexico (2021-2022)
Adriana Herrera, Agricultural Counsellor to the European Union

European Union (2020-2021)
Tassos Haniotis, Director, DG Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission

Brazil (2019-2020)
Marcelo Fernandes Guimarães, General-Coordinator of Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply

Canada (2018-2019)
Marco Valicenti, Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Argentina (2017-2018)
Jesús María Silveyra, Undersecretary of Agricultural Markets, Ministry of Agroindustry

Germany (2016-2017)
Friedrich Wacker, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation and Global Food Policy, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

United States of America (2015-2016)
Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

United Kingdom (2014-2015)
Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director for International Evidence and Analysis, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Australia (2013-2014)
Karen Schneider, Executive Director, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)

United States of America (2012-2013)
Joe Glauber, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

France (2011-2012)
Eric Allain, 
General Director for Agriculture, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Territorial Planning