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 Directors oversees the Secretariat.

International Board of Directors

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

Lynnette Neufeld (Past Chair),
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Switzerland

Clayton Ajello
Senior Advisor
Vitamin Angels Alliance
USA

Maria Andrade
Country Manager
International Potato Center
Mozambique

Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
USA

Klaus Kraemer
Director, Sight and Life,
Basel, Switzerland

Katharine Kreis
Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development
PATH
USA

Roland Kupka
Senior Advisor, Nutrition Section
UNICEF
USA

Jay Solomon
Owner/Chief Financial Officer
Northwest Homecare & Staffing Services
USA

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

Scientific Advisory Committee

Kenneth H. Brown (Chair)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
USA

Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

Maria Elena Jefferds
Team Lead, IMMPaCt
Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
USA

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

Katharine Kreis
Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development
PATH
USA

Roland Kupka
Senior Advisor, Nutrition Section
UNICEF
USA

Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Switzerland

Dan Raiten
Program Director-Nutrition
Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch|
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
USA

 

Secretariat

Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director

Susanne Ure, Global Conference Manager

Jane Badham, Communications Consultant

Hillary Chen, Advisor

Reed Atkin, Advisor