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Wednesday, October 15 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
The Nutrition Gap

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Moderators
avatar for David Strelneck

David Strelneck

Senior Advisor, Environment, Nutrient Value Chain, Social Entrepreneurship
David Strelneck helps lead the global Nutrient Value Chain initiative at Ashoka. Over the past four years, his team identified the flow of bioavailable nutrition from ecosystems and soils into human health, through food systems, as the underlying basis of a wide range of business, farming, healthcare and environmental innovations that are emerging worldwide. In collaboration with the social entrepreneurs behind over 100 of these... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bram Govaerts

Dr. Bram Govaerts

2014 Borlaug Field Award Winner, Associate Director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program, CIMMYT
avatar for Tom Leech

Tom Leech

Senior Vice President of Global Food and Consumables Sourcing, Walmart U.S.
Tom Leech is Senior Vice President of Global Food Sourcing and Private Brands for Walmart U.S.  The Global Food Sourcing organization operates in eleven office across North, Central and South America with responsibilities for regional and local produce sourcing, commodity and ingredient sourcing, the end-to-end produce supply chain, and produce planning.  The Private Brands organization has end-to-end responsibility for... Read More →
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Katherine Pickus

Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott Vice President, Abbott Fund
Kathy Pickus is head of Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott. Ms. Pickus also serves as Vice President of the Abbott Fund, the company's philanthropic foundation. Ms. Pickus served as the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President of the United States. Her primary responsibility was to advise the Vice President on all matters pertaining to US policy interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 1993, Kathy was selected by... Read More →
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Navyn Salem

Founder and Executive Director, Edesia Inc.
In 2007, Navyn set out to help end the crisis of malnutrition for over 250 million children around the world by setting up a factory in Tanzania, her father’s home country, that would produce ready-to-use therapeutic foods to treat severe acute malnutrition. In 2009 she expanded the vision by founding Edesia, a U.S. non-profit food aid manufacturer, to treat and prevent malnutrition in developing countries worldwide.  Its factory in... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Iowa Ballroom Downtown Des Moines Marriott (2nd Floor)