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Ertharin Cousin

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Most Creative People 2015

Ertharin Cousin

Executive director, World Food Programme

For building tech-forward tools to tackle world hunger
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Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the 12th executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme in April 2012. Cousin brings more than 25 years of national and international nonprofit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies to the role. Cousin guides the World Food Programme in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger. As the leader of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with more than 14,000 staff serving more than 80 million beneficiaries in 75 countries across the world, she works to improve the lives of hungry people worldwide, and travels extensively to raise awareness of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition.

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