Dr. James George currently serves as the General Secretary of ICPF. After working for 37 long years, he recently retired from Indian Government Service, as Principal Scientist and Director, at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, at Trivandrum. He was also a former Project Coordinator at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He and his wife Susan is blessed with three children Priya, Anugrah and Kripa. He is one of the forerunners of the ICPF ministry from the initial days.