Rodomiro Ortiz is Faculty (Chair) Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He holds a PhD in Plant Breeding & Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked as young researcher at UNALM (Perú) and Rutgers University, was scientist and director of various CGIAR Consortium Centers, and held a Nordic professorship on plant genetic resources at the then Royal Veterinary and Agricultural Univ. He has written > 800 reports, of which about 50% are journal articles or edited book chapters with h-index of 47. The CGIAR awarded to IITA the prestigious 1994 King Baudouin Award for the multidisciplinary research of the team working in plantain and banana improvement, in which he was program leader. Plant Breeding Reviews dedicated vol. 36 to Rodomiro Ortiz in 2012.