The Micronutrient Forum benefits from the leadership, guiding hand and dedication of  extraordinary professionals, who championed the revival of the Forum, and now oversee the implementation of the strategic plan and the delivery of the biennial global conference.

The Forum is a consultative group of experts in food and nutrition with particular expertise in micronutrients, from academia and diverse normative, policy, and implementing organizations around the world. The Board of Trustees oversees the Secretariat.

International Board of Trustees

Howarth Bouis, HarvestPlus (Chair), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Lynnette Neufeld (Past Chair), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Geneva, Switzerland

Luz Maria De-Regil, Vice-President, Global Technical Services/Chief Technical Advisor, Nutrition International, Ottawa, Canada

Lindsay Allen, Director, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Kenneth Brown, Senior Fellow, Nutrition | Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Klaus Kraemer, Director, Sight and Life, Basel, Switzerland

Katharine Kreis, Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development, PATH

Roland Kupka, United Nations Children’s Fund, Dakar, Senegal and Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Daniel Raiten , Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Growth Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Emorn Udomkesmalee, Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand


Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director

Susanne Ure, Communications