Get to know our Executive Director

As GAIN’s Executive Director and Chair of Action Track 1 of the United Nations Food Systems Summit and co-convener of the Standing Together for Nutrition, I am sincerely committed to working meaningfully and inclusively with all stakeholders, to the benefit of all people everywhere, seizing the momentum to ensure we do transform our food systems to improve access to affordable nutritious safe food around the world.

My work at GAIN is focused on mobilising sustained political commitment for healthy food; advocate and raise awareness about malnutrition, incite bold action towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2; and secure a seat at the table in relevant global and regional fora to bring the voice of the most vulnerable among us. 
The Executive Director would welcome input from all stakeholders. Write to or  to provide your input to his work here.


COVID-19 has revealed many fundamental challenges in our food systems, limiting access to fresh foods and the essential vitamins and minerals that we all need to survive, thrive and be strong amidst the constant threat of disease. This Summit Series is our opportunity to elevate the urgency of the unfinished agenda and harness the potential of food fortification for a sustainable, food secure and well-nourished future for all.

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