As Vice President for Strategy and Growth at Nutrition International, Brian Harrigan is responsible for coordinating organizational-wide strategic planning and resource and partnerships development and investments. Another key area of responsibility is in overseeing the organization’s broad scope of nutrition-specific technical assistance and the prioritization of research topics. As a member of Nutrition International’s Executive Management Committee, Brian provides strategic and operational planning input and ensures key deliverables are met, while at the same time pursuing opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness.
A business leader with more than 25 years of business and development experience, including R&D, humanitarian and not-for-profit sectors, Brian has worked in a wide range of roles – from engineering to development to finance.
Prior to coming to Nutrition International, Brian was a Partner at Deloitte where he managed and successfully completed some of the largest R&D claims in collaboration with Deloitte’s national network of professionals. Brian was also responsible for several national and international mandates including project coordination and technical quality oversight on the work of several managers and senior managers.
Brian’s international development experience includes being country representative for Africare (Zambia) where he oversaw five offices with more than 15 programs, which ranged in scope from gender issues to health to nutrition, and included water and sanitation, agriculture, and disaster relief. As Executive Director of Africare (Canada), Brian was responsible for leading the Canadian office’s objectives to support efforts in Africa to create sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
As an entrepreneur, Brian was the Founder and President of Malnutrition Matters, a non-profit focused on advancing local food production technologies in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Brian has a Bachelors of Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.