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Andrew Rowan

Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer President and CEO, Humane Society International

The Humane Society of the United States

  • Andrew Rowan is President and CEO of Humane Society International, among other titles. Meredith Lee/The HSUS

Andrew Rowan is President and CEO of Humane Society International, and serves as Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer for The HSUS. He also serves as the president of The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust's board of directors. 

Rowan serves on the committees of several animal protection groups, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the advisory committee on animal testing for Royal Dutch Shell, and the National Institutes of Health ad hoc advisory committee on chimpanzee sanctuaries.

He has served in numerous other advisory and consultative roles, including as a member of the advisory committee on alternative methods in toxicology for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and of the National Research Council committee on the use of animals and alternatives in the generation of monoclonal antibodies.

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Before joining The HSUS, Rowan was director of the Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy. He chaired the Department of Environmental Studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was associate director for the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems at The HSUS, founding editor of the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems, founding editor of Anthrozoos, an academic journal covering human-animal issues for the Delta Society, and scientific administrator for the Fund for the Replacement for Animals in Medical Experiments.

Rowan received the Henry Spira Award in 2002 from the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, the Doerenkamp/Zbinden Award for contributions on alternatives, and the Russell and Burch Award in 1996 from The HSUS for contributions on alternatives. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rowan received a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1975 after earning a master's degree in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1971 where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and general physiology from Cape Town University in 1968.

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