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


Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment  – (Co-Chair)
Erik Solheim is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment (UNEP) and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Read More


Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU 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 Bakker, World 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 Bulcke, Nestlé
Paul Bulcke is Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé. Read More


Steven A. Cahillane, Kellogg 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 CuongNguyen Xuan Cuong, Vietnam

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


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


Shenggen Fan, International 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


Peter FreedmanPeter Freedman, The 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 Fresco, Wageningen 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 Goodwin, World Resources Institute
Liz Goodwin is Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste at World Resources Institute. Read More


Marcus Gover, WRAP
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 Hoogeveen, Netherlands 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. Houngbo, President, IFAD
Gilbert F. Houngbo became the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 1 April 2017. Read More



Selina Juul
Selina Juul,
Stop 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 Kakabadse, WWF Global
Yolanda Kakabadse is WWF’s International President and the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. Read More


Sam Kass, TROVE 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 Landel, Sodexo Group
Michel Landel is the CEO of Sodexo Group, a position he has held since 2005. Read More


Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister of Environment and Food, Denmark
Esben Lunde Larsen is the Minister for the Environment and Food for the country of Denmark, a position he has held since February of 2016. Read More


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