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:

Dave LewisTesco – (Chair)

Dave Lewis is the Group Chief Executive of Tesco, serving in this position since September 2014. Read More

Hans Hoogeveen, The Netherlands – (Co-Chair)

Hans Hoogeveen serves as the as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture. He is also Ambassador to IFAD and World Food Programme. Read More

Inger Andersen Inger Andersen, UN Environment Programme

Inger Anderson is Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations.

Peter BakkerWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development

Peter Bakker is the President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, holding the position since 2012. Read More

Paul BulckeNestlé

Paul Bulcke is Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé. Read More

Steven A. CahillaneKellogg Company

Steven A. Cahillane is CEO of  Kellogg Company, having served in this position since October 2017. Read More

Wai-Chan Chan, The Consumer Goods Forum

Wai-Chan is the Managing Director of the Consumer Goods Forum. Read More

Michael La Cour, IKEA Food Services AB

Michael La Cour is Managing Director of IKEA Food Services AB. Read More

Nguyen Cuong Nguyen Xuan CuongVietnam

Nguyen Xuan Cuong is Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Vietnam.

Wiebe DraijerRabobank

Wiebe Draijer is the Chairman of the Managing Board for Rabobank, having served in this position since October 2014. Read More

Shenggen FanChina Agricultural University

Shenggen Fan is Chair Professor of China Agricultural University and the former Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Read More

Kevin J. FayGlobal Food Cold Chain Council

Kevin Fay is recognized as a successful businessman, community leader, and as one of the foremost global environmental policy advocates over the last three decades. Read More

Louise FrescoWageningen University & Research

Louise Fresco is the President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, a position she has held since 2014. She is a renowned expert in food security and agricultural science. Read More

Liz GoodwinWorld Resources Institute

Liz Goodwin is Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste at World Resources Institute. Read More

Marcus GoverWRAP

Marcus Gover is the Chief Executive of WRAP, a not for profit organisation that delivers programmes that measure and reduce food waste in the home, in hospitality and food service and in the supply chain, around the world. Read More

Gilbert F. HoungboInternational Fund for Agricultural Development

Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017. Read More

Theo De Jager Theo De JagerWorld Farmers’ Organisation

Theo De Jager is President of the World Farmers’ Organisation and former President of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU, 2013-2018) and of the Pan African Farmers Union.  Read More

Mogens Jensen Mogens Jensen, Denmark

Mogens Jensen was appointed Minister for Food, Fisheries and Equal Opportunities and Minister for Nordic Cooperation of Denmark in June 2019.

Alan Jope Alan Jope, Unilever

Alan Jope is CEO of Unilever. Read More

Selina Juul Selina JuulStop Spild Af Mad

Selina Juul is Chairman of the Board and Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark (Stop Spild Af Mad), Denmark’s largest non-profit movement against food waste. Read More

Yolanda KakabadseWWF US 

Yolanda Kakabadse is a member of WWF US’s Board of Directors, the former President of WWF International, and former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. Read More

Sam KassTROVE and Acre Venture Partners

Sam Kass is Founder of TROVE and a Venture Partner with Acre Venture Partners. Before that served as White House Chef and in numerous capacities in the Obama White House. Read More