Board of Directors

Global governance for nutrition delivery.

Nutrition International’s Board of Directors provides strategic support and thoughtful stewardship, to ensure the organization remains on track to achieve the objectives outlined in our Strategic Plan. Comprised of leaders from multilateral institutions, academia, non-profits and more, our director’s world-renowned leadership and expertise are invaluable as we work to make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

David de Ferranti - Board Chair

Senior Research Fellow, 3iE, Washington, DC, USA

Masood Ahmed - Board Vice-Chair

President, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, USA

Suprotik Basu

Managing Partner, Helena Special Investments, New York, NY, USA

Joanne Carter

Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund (REF), Washington, DC, USA

Shaila Khan Leekha

Co-founder and COO, Clima Investments, United Kingdom

His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

Former Prime Minister of Niger and African Union Special Envoy for Food Systems

His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Former President of Tanzania, Chairman, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Foundation, Global Partnership for Education Board Chair and Chancellor, University of Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Vivian Onano

Social entrepreneur and humanitarian.

Stanley Zlotkin

Inaugural Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and Professor of Paediatrics, Public Health Sciences and Nutrition Sciences University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Mellissa Hisko - Honorary Member

Director for Global Immunization, Outbreaks and Nutrition, Global Affairs Canada


Partners & Donors

Delivering impact through partnerships and in-kind contributions.

Nutrition International’s mission to end malnutrition is only made possible thanks to the support and generosity of our esteemed partners and donors. Their essential contributions and unique skills enable us to influence policy, improve delivery and integrate nutrition interventions, to make a real and sustainable difference for the people we serve. Here are just some of the partners and donors we’re proud to work with:

African Development Bank

African Union

Aliko Dangote Foundation

Alive & Thrive

Alliance for Anaemia Action

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Big Win Philanthropy

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Canadian Association for Global Health

ChildFund International

Comic Relief US

Conseil National de Développement de la Nutrition du Sénégal

CRI Foundation

East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community


Eleanor Crook Foundation

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

Engender Health

Exemplars in Global Health

Fondation Botnar

Gates Ventures


Good Ventures Foundation

Government of Canada

Government of Japan

Government of Pakistan

Government of the United Kingdom, through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


HOPE-Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

International Food Policy Research Institute

ISF Advisors

James Percy Foundation

Micronutrient Forum

McGill University, School of Population and Global Health


Power of Nutrition

Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Society for Women Development and Empowerment of Nigeria

Sonder Collective

Southern Africa Development Community


Teck Resources Limited


University of California at Davis

University of Toronto

United Nations Office for Project Services

U.S. Agency for International Development

WaterAid Canada

World Bank

World Food Programme

World Health Organization

World Vision

Young and Alive Initiative