Director for Nutrition, United Nation World Food Program

Ms. Landis has many years of experience working with food aid and development. From 2006 until her recent appointment, she was the Senior Representative on Sudan at the U.S. Department of State. Between 2002 and 2005, Ms. Landis was the Director of the Office of Food for Peace in the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Ms. Landis has worked in developing countries around the world, including with Save the Children as Director of the Food Security Unit; Interaction; and with OFDA. She has also worked as a consultant to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, USAID, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, and with ADRA.

In addition, she worked with private industry in marketing research and business development for Southern Air Transport, a company providing airlift and airdrop of relief commodities. While an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke, Ms. Landis attended the Institut D’Etudes Politiques in France. She has done graduate work at the University of Miami and Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration as well as at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President