Dr. Herren is one of the leading scientists worldwide in biological pest control. He has lived and researched in Africa for over 25 years. From 1994 to 2005 he headed the international institute for insect research icipe in Nairobi, Kenya. icipe plays a central role in combating pests, parasites and diseases in developing countries.
Dr. Herren has been awarded many accolades for his research for the welfare of humanity. In 1995 Dr. Herren was the first Swiss to receive the World Food Prize.
In May of 2005 Dr. Herren officially took over presidency of the internationally active Millennium Institute in Washington DC. This institute supports the governments of developing countries by providing resources for sustainable development.