Governance & Leadership

Josette Sheeran

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Ms. Sheeran, an American, is the President of the Asia Society, as well as the Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger around the globe. Every year, the program feeds more than 90 million people – victims of war and natural disasters, families affected by HIV/AIDS, and schoolchildren in poor communities.

We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World

We can end hunger in our generation. As the leader of the World Food Program, I seek to inspire a new generation of hunger advocates. But first, the view from the frontlines of hunger. There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Most of them are women and children; women who go to sleep

From Hand-outs to Handshakes: The Time Has Come for the African Farmer

Considering that it boasts 60 percent of the world’s potentially available cropland and will represent 40 percent of the global workforce by 2040, it’s hard to believe that Africa is not yet the world’s breadbasket. A continent that 50 years ago was a net exporter of food now needs to import food to feed its

Technology Is the Real Game Changer in the Fight Against World Hunger

I am so honoured to be recognized as a Game Changer this year among visionaries such as Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Esther Duflo, and Jamie Oliver, who are changing the world for the better in so many areas of human endeavour.The Huffington Post itself has changed the game of journalism by making news dynamic, interactive, and


Josette Sheeran

Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

Usha Barwale Zehr

Chair, Audit Committee

Judith Rodin

Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Joachim von Braun

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Frank N. J. Braeken

Board Member

Rodger Voorhies

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Dr Joe DeVries

Vice President, Program Development & Innovation

Sean de Cleene

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Lindiwe Majele

Vice President Country Support,
Policy and Delivery

Paul Tikani

Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Sabula

General Counsel & Corporation Secretary

Lilian Nyang’aya

Chief Finance Officer

Boaz Keizire

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Elizabeth Chemengen Titoo

Director Human Resources

Fadel Ndiame

Regional Head, West Africa

Anne Mbaabu

Head of Markets and Harvest Management

Dr George Bigirwa

Regional Head, East and Southern Africa

Dr Richard Jones

Chief of Party, Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP)

David Maingi

Head of Communications

Daudi Sumba

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Paul Greener

CEO, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

Hilary Tororey

Head of Internal Audit

Sylvester Kisonzo

Head of Information and
Communications Technology

Ignatius Mutula

Head of Grants

Caroline Njeru

Head of Procurement

John Wakiumu

Interim Head of Innovative Finance

Dr Rebbie Harawa

Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems