Divine Njie is a national of Cameroon. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of California, Davis, USA, specializing in Food and Agro-processing Engineering. He also holds B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
He joined FAO in 2004 and currently heads the Agro-food industry Group of FAO’s Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries Division. The Group develops and implements programmes in FAO member countries in the areas of post-harvest handling, agro-industry development, agro-food processing, value addition technologies and other related domains. The Group serves as the global reference unit within FAO for knowledge in these areas, through generating, assembling and providing data and information, as well as diagnostic analysis and benchmarking.
Prior to joining FAO, Mr Njie worked in the private sector in food manufacturing in the United States, and taught agro-processing technologies at the University level in Cameroon and the United States.