For us at ICRISAT it is time to usher in new leadership and we are all set to ‘virtually’ welcome our new Director General Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes, popularly known as Jackie. Today on April 24, for the first time in its history, ICRISAT will be welcoming its new Director General via a video conference. It is a privilege for us to have Jackie on board for her proven agricultural research leadership and management expertise in a career spanning more than three decades in Asia, Africa, and Europe. In the context of the One CGIAR move, we are confident that her experience in leadership roles in important CGIAR centers will make the transition smooth. Looking forward to working with her to deliver on ICRISAT’s critical mission to serve farm families in the semi-arid tropics, and to fulfil the vision of creating a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics.