Ambassadors

Ambassadors overview

Co-chaired by Shenggen Fan, Agnes Kalibata and Paul Polman, our Ambassadors champion FOLU by engaging decision-making at local, country and global level and driving change in at least one of the FOLU countries. Leading by example, each Ambassador integrates the FOLU values and approach into the work they do. Together we are creating a better future for the planet and all its people.

Agnes Kalibata

President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Agnes Kalibata

President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Ajay Vir Jakhar

Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj

Ajay Vir Jakhar

Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj

Alejandro Gaviria

President, Universidad de Los Andes

Alejandro Gaviria

President, Universidad de Los Andes

André Hoffmann

Vice-President, Roche Group, President, MAVA Foundation

André Hoffmann

Vice-President, Roche Group, President, MAVA Foundation

Ángela Penagos

Director, Rimisp Colombia

Ángela Penagos

Director, Rimisp Colombia

Ann Tutwiler

Senior Fellow, Meridian Institute; Senior Advisor, SYSTEMIQ

Ann Tutwiler

Senior Fellow, Meridian Institute; Senior Advisor, SYSTEMIQ

Assefa Admassie

Director, Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute; Professor of Economics, Location: Ethiopia Addis Ababa University

Assefa Admassie

Director, Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute; Professor of Economics, Location: Ethiopia Addis Ababa University

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

Founder and Executive Director, Sole Rebels, Republic of Leather, Garden of Coffee

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

Founder and Executive Director, Sole Rebels, Republic of Leather, Garden of Coffee

Budiman Sudjatmiko

Coordinator of Advisory Board, PAPDESI (Perkumpulan Aparatur Pemerintah Desa Seluruh Indonesia/Association of the Village Governments in Indonesia)

Budiman Sudjatmiko

Coordinator of Advisory Board, PAPDESI (Perkumpulan Aparatur Pemerintah Desa Seluruh Indonesia/Association of the Village Governments in Indonesia)

Cristián Samper

President, the Wildlife Conservation Society

Cristián Samper

President, the Wildlife Conservation Society

David W. MacLennan

Chairman and CEO, Cargill Limited

David W. MacLennan

Chairman and CEO, Cargill Limited

Divine Ntiokam

Founder and Managing-Director, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

Divine Ntiokam

Founder and Managing-Director, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

Dominic Waughray

Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

Dominic Waughray

Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

Erik Solheim

Norwegian diplomat

Erik Solheim

Norwegian diplomat

Feike Sijbesma

Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM

Feike Sijbesma

Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM

Felia Salim

Vice CEO, PT Bank Negara Indonesia

Felia Salim

Vice CEO, PT Bank Negara Indonesia

Gerda Verburg

United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Coordinator of the SUN Movement

Gerda Verburg

United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Coordinator of the SUN Movement

Getachew Gebru Tegegn

President, Ethiopian Society of Animal Production; Deputy Director, MARIL Ethiopia

Getachew Gebru Tegegn

President, Ethiopian Society of Animal Production; Deputy Director, MARIL Ethiopia

Helen Clark

Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Helen Clark

Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Ishmael Sunga

CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Ishmael Sunga

CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Izabella Teixeira

Co-chair, International Resource Panel

Izabella Teixeira

Co-chair, International Resource Panel

Jaidev Shroff

Global Chief Executive Officer, UPL

Jaidev Shroff

Global Chief Executive Officer, UPL

Jessica Fanzo

Bloomberg Associate Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University

Jessica Fanzo

Bloomberg Associate Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University

José Antonio Ocampo

Professor, Columbia University

José Antonio Ocampo

Professor, Columbia University

Juan Lucas Restrepo

Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Juan Lucas Restrepo

Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Juergen Voegele

Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank

Juergen Voegele

Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank

Kathy Willis

Professor of Biodiversity, Oxford University, UK

Kathy Willis

Professor of Biodiversity, Oxford University, UK

Kurniatun Hairiah

Professor, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia; Partner, World Agroforestry Centre

Kurniatun Hairiah

Professor, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia; Partner, World Agroforestry Centre

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Marion Guillou

President of the Board of Directors, Agreenium

Marion Guillou

President of the Board of Directors, Agreenium

Meaza Biru Gebrewold

Founder, General Manager, Producer & Owner of Sheger 102.1 FM, Ethiopia

Meaza Biru Gebrewold

Founder, General Manager, Producer & Owner of Sheger 102.1 FM, Ethiopia

Naoko Ishii

Executive Vice President, Professor at IFI (Institute for Future Initiative), Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo

Naoko Ishii

Executive Vice President, Professor at IFI (Institute for Future Initiative), Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo

Ndidi Nwuneli

Founder and Director, Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa

Ndidi Nwuneli

Founder and Director, Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director general of the World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director general of the World Trade Organization

Nicolás Cock

Co-founder Ecoflora and President of BioProtection Global

Nicolás Cock

Co-founder Ecoflora and President of BioProtection Global

Paul Polman

Co-founder & Chair, IMAGINE; Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Paul Polman

Co-founder & Chair, IMAGINE; Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Rina Agustina

Chair, Human Nutrition Research Center of the Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute; University of Indonesia

Rina Agustina

Chair, Human Nutrition Research Center of the Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute; University of Indonesia

Rosario Córdoba

President, Private Council for Competitiveness, Colombia

Rosario Córdoba

President, Private Council for Competitiveness, Colombia

Sam Kass

Trove Worldwide, Founding Partner

Sam Kass

Trove Worldwide, Founding Partner

Sara Menker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gro Intelligence

Sara Menker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gro Intelligence

Sebsebe Demissew

Executive Director, Gullele Botanic Garden; Professor of Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Addis Ababa University

Sebsebe Demissew

Executive Director, Gullele Botanic Garden; Professor of Plant Systematics and Biodiversity, Addis Ababa University

Segenet Kelemu

Director General and CEO, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Segenet Kelemu

Director General and CEO, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor, China Agricultural University

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor, China Agricultural University

Sri Adiningsih

Chairperson, Indonesian Presidential Advisory Council; Professor of Economics, University of Gadjah Mada

London

Sri Adiningsih

Chairperson, Indonesian Presidential Advisory Council; Professor of Economics, University of Gadjah Mada

London

Strive Masiyiwa

Board Chair, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Panel Member, Africa Progress Panel

Strive Masiyiwa

Board Chair, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Panel Member, Africa Progress Panel

Sunny Verghese

Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Olam International

Sunny Verghese

Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Olam International

Svein Tore Holsether

CEO Yara

Vineet Rai

Chairman, Aavishkaar Group

Vineet Rai

Chairman, Aavishkaar Group

Wanjira Mathai

Vice President And Regional Director For Africa, WRI

Wanjira Mathai

Vice President And Regional Director For Africa, WRI

Wiebe Draijer

Chairman of the Managing Board Rabobank

Wiebe Draijer

Chairman of the Managing Board Rabobank

Ambassador contact

Ed Davey

Ed.Davey@wri.org

Become an Ambassador

We connect people and ideas from different walks of life around the world because we believe this is key to transforming food and land use. Are you committed to our cause? Do you think your knowledge, work or leadership could make a difference? Become a FOLU Ambassador today.

For more information, please contact Aman Sidhu, our Ambassador Lead based in the FOLU programme management team. This is housed in SYSTEMIQ, one of FOLU’s partners.