Advisors & Staff

Coming together against hunger and malnutrition

Our esteemed advisors and diverse institutional supporters are not only leading experts in the field of food and nutrition - but also passionate about ending malnutrition and hunger today and in the future.


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Nabeeha Mujeeb Kazi
President & CEO - Humanitas Global

Mandana Arabi
Executive Director - The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, New York Academy of Sciences

Tom Arnold
Convention of the Irish Constitution (former CEO of Concern Worldwide)

Robert Black
Professor & Chairman - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Martin Bloem
Chief, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS Policy - World Food Programme

Julie Borlaug
Associate Director for External Relations - Texas A&M University, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

Howarth Bouis
Director - HarvestPlus

John Coonrod
Executive Vice President - The Hunger Project

Namukolo Covic
Programme Leader -
Food & Nutrition Security Research Programme, CEN, North-West University

Aalt Dijkhuizen
President & Chairman - Executive Board, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Andrea Durkin
Principal – Sparkplug, LLC

Jessica Fanzo
Director of Nutrition Policy Center on Globalization & Sustainable Development - Columbia University

Carlos Fernandez
Director – Levon Resources Ltd. &
Orovero Resources

Pierre Ferrari
President & CEO -
Heifer International

Susan Finn
CEO - Finn/Parks & Associates

John Ginascol
Vice President, Supply Chain - Abbott Nutrition

Vera González
Senior Vice President - Healthcare, Nutrition & Lifestyle, FleishmanHillard Mexico

Mary Goudie
Senior Member - House of Lords, United Kingdom

Jamie Greenheck
Senior Vice President & Senior Partner - FleishmanHillard

Lawrence Haddad
Senior Research Fellow - International Food Policy Research Institute

Diane A. Hirakawa
President -
The Mathile Institute for the Advancement of
Human Nutrition

Gurdev Khush
World Food Prize Laureate Adjunct Professor - University of California Davis

Klaus Kraemer
Director - Sight & Life

Richard Leach
President & CEO -
World Food Program USA

Lina Mahy
Technical Officer – Secretariat of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition

Venkatesh Mannar
President -
Micronutrient Initiative

Jacqueline Mkindi
Executive Director & CEO - Tanzania Horticultural Association

Karim Maredia
Professor – Michigan State University

Luis Enrique Monterroso
Secretary of Food & Nutrition Security - Republic of Guatemala

Danielle Nierenberg
Co-founder - Food Tank

Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o
Founder - African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition & Development
Executive Director - Rural Outreach Africa

Shivaji Pandey
Former Director Plant Production & Protection Division - Food & Agriculture Organization

Alexandra Spieldoch
Executive Director – Compatible Technology International

Lucy Martinez Sullivan
Executive Director -
1,000 Days

M.S. Swaminathan
World Food Prize Laureate
Member of Parliament - Republic of India

Roger Thurow
Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture & Food Policy – Chicago Council
on Global Affairs

Surinder Vasal
World Food Prize Laureate

Marcela Villarreal
Director - Office for Communication, Partnerships & Advocacy, Food and Agriculture Organization

Ashish Wele
President – Nirmal Seeds Pvt. Ltd.

Sam Worthington
President & CEO - InterAction


Erica Oakley
Program Manager - Community for Zero Hunger

Priya Bapat
Deputy Program Manager - Community for Zero Hunger

Andrea Durkin
Program Director – Community for Zero Hunger

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