Champions 12.3 consists of executives from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, farmer groups, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030. All serve in a personal capacity. The Champions are:

José Antonio Meade, Minister of Finance, Mexico

José Antonio Meade is the Minister of Finance for the country of Mexico, having been appointed to this role in August 2015. Read More


Denise Morrison, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Read More


Kanayo F. Nwanze, International Fund for Agricultural Development

Kanayo F. Nwanze is former President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Read More


Rafael Pacchiano, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

Rafael Pacchiano is the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) for the country of Mexico, having been appointed to this role in August 2015. Read More

Paul Polman, Unilever

Paul Polman is the CEO of Unilever, having served in the position since January 2009. Read More


Juan Lucas Restrepo Ibiza, Global Forum on Agricultural Research

Juan Lucas Restrepo Ibiza is the Chairman of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. Read More


Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation

Judith Rodin is former President of the Rockefeller Foundation, having served in the position since 2005. Read More


Oyun Sanjaasuren, Global Water Partnership

Oyun Sanjaasuren is Chair of the Global Water Partnership and a Member of Parliament in Mongolia. Read More


Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO and Head of Mission, FANPRAN

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network. Read More


Feike Sijbesma, Royal DSM

Feike Sijbesma is the CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board for Royal DSM, a position he has held since 2007. Read More


Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute

Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. Read More


Achim Steiner, UNPD

Achim Steiner serves as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme.  Read More


Tristram Stuart, Feedback

Tristram Stuart is the founder of numerous organizations and campaigns relating to food and specifically food loss and waste. Read More


Rhea Suh,
Natural Resources Defense Council

Rhea Suh is the President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a position she has held since 2014. Read More


Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union

Rhoda Peace Tumusiime is the former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union. Read More


Sunny Verghese, Olam International

Sunny Verghese is the Co-Founder, CEO and Group & Managing Director of Olam International. He co-founded the company in 1989. Read More


Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack is the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), holding this position from 2009 to January 2017. Read More


Senzeni Zokwana, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

Senzeni Zokwana is the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa, serving since 2014. Read More