ROBERT MORRIS JOINS IIPI’S BOARD OF ADVISORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 30 2014. Washington, DC.–Robert (Bob) Morris, an expert in market development and commercialization, has joined the Board of Advisors of the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), a non-profit organization and think tank that promotes the use of intellectual property rights to create jobs and increase competitiveness in developing countries.
We are so pleased that Bob has decided to join the Board of Advisors,” said Andrew Hirsch, Executive Director of IIPI. ”He has a remarkable history of helping to commercialize new technologies and we are confident that his expertise will ensure that IIPI provides developing economies with the foremost assistance in expanding their knowledge-based economies.”
An accomplished CEO successful in directing multi-national teams in the development of new global markets and partnerships in agriculture, energy, and natural resource sectors, Mr. Morris has an extensive global network with stakeholders across these sectors. He currently serves as the President of AndMore Associates, LLCs ,a global business development and strategic consulting firm focused on agriculture, cleantech and renewable energy. In this capacity he serves as a commercialization advisor for multinational companies, non-profits and government agencies.
“I’d like to thank IIPI for asking me to join the Board of Advisors,” Mr. Morris said. “ I’m excited about the opportunity to lend my expertise to IIPI’s efforts to increase economic development through promoting intellectual property rights and commercialization . This is important work.”
Prior to joining AndMore Associates, Mr. Morris was the president of the Sulphur Institute, where he led the successful promotion of sulphur as a viable investment and commercial product in agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. He initiated and conducted programs that positioned sulphur as an essential crop nutrient with the Indian government and industry, a two million ton fertilizer market. The programs and partnerships he established with Chinese industry and government helped stimulate growth of Chinese sulphur imports from zero to more than ten million tons, a US $1 billion market.
Mr. Morris is heavily involved in the innovation, entrepreneurship, and management communities. He is a member of the Expert Panel for TechCast Global, the Ag Innovation Showcase Advisory Committee at the Danforth Plan Science Center and past member of the Advisory Council for the Center of Agri-Management at the Jaipuria Institute of Management in India. He is also a member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the International Fertilizer Association, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa.
The International Intellectual Property Institute is a non-profit organization and think tank that promotes the use of intellectual property rights to create jobs and increase competitiveness in eveloping countries. It was founded by Bruce Lehman, former Commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in 1998. Contact: