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

Vytenis AndriukaitisEU Commission for Health and Food Safety

Vytenis Andriukaitis is the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, a position he has held since 2014. Read More

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

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

Jakob Ellemann Jensen Jakob Ellemann-JensenMinister of Environment and Food, Denmark

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen serves as Denmark’s Minister of Environment and Food. Read More

Shenggen FanInternational Food Policy Research Institute

Shenggen Fan is the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), having served in this position since 2009. 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

Peter Freedman Peter FreedmanThe Consumer Goods Forum

Peter Freedman is the Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, having served in this position since January 2014. Read More

Louise FrescoWageningen University & Research Centre

Louise Fresco is the President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research Centre, 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

Dr. 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

Hans HoogeveenNetherlands Ambassador to UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture

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

Gilbert F. HoungboPresident, IFAD

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

Dr. 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

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 Board of Directors

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

Michel LandelSodexo Group

Michel Landel is a member of the Board of Directors of Sodexo Group. Read More

Joaquim Levy, World Bank Group

Joaquim Levy is the Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Read More

Esben Lunde Larsen, Former Minister of Environment and Food, Denmark

Esben Lunde Larsen is the former Minister for the Environment and Food for the country of Denmark, a position he held from February of 2016 to May 2018. Read More

Gina McCarthyU.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gina McCarthy is the former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More