Joel Spicer

Joel Spicer is the President and CEO of Nutrition International. He is an established leader in global health, an innovator, visionary, and a Canadian with significant experience in international development that cuts across borders, sectors and agencies.

Joel has achieved success on many development issues, including nutrition and health initiatives, maternal, and child health programs, TB control and HIV programming, innovative financing and resource mobilization. He has a proven track record of success in expanding the relevance, reach, and impact of organizations he has worked with through his strengths in negotiation, his ability to forge alliances and build momentum across a wide array of political, corporate and public stakeholders, and to focus that energy on transforming the global conversation among key influencers.

As an accomplished professional, Joel has achieved results at numerous bilateral and multilateral agencies, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), where he began his career, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and others. In addition, he has served on the senior management team at the Stop TB Partnership. His far-ranging experience has included postings around the world, from Ottawa to Washington, Senegal to Indonesia, and, most recently, Geneva.

Joel attended the Harvard School of Public Health on a Fulbright scholarship where he obtained an MPH, International Health (Health Policy and Management), and also the London School of Economics and Political Science where he earned an M.Sc. in Development Studies. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in International Relations.

A decisive and experienced executive, Joel is a seasoned manager, well-versed in governance, organizational design and resource mobilization. He is a passionate and strategic advocate who is committed to securing tangible, measurable results to improve lives, livelihoods and communities focusing on the most vulnerable groups. Joel has recently moved to Ottawa with his wife and three young children.

In September 2016, Joel received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Emerging Public Health Professional Award.