Sushil K. Dev

Acting Executive Director, Sushil K. Dev served from January to August 1968 and Associate Executive Director thereafter until his retirement in May 1969. An Indian citizen born in 1907, Mr. Dev studied in India and at the London School of Economics and entered the Indian Civil Service before becoming deputy director of the Bureau Of Social Affairs at the United Nations in New York.

He joined FAO in 1957 as Special Assistant to the Director General and later became Director of the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Rural Institutions and Services Division. On the establishment of the World Food Programme (WFP), he was appointed as director of its Programme Development and Appraisal Division and played a major part in the formulation of WFP’s policies and programmes.