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Jonathan Tench

Global Coordinator

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Jonathan Tench

Global Coordinator

Jonathan joined the SBN as Global Coordinator in 2013. He is passionate about supporting small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets to scale up their actions and investments in nutrition. Prior to the SBN, Jonathan worked in senior global advocacy roles for Unilever, developed partnerships around water, sanitation and hygiene and advised the Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, in his role as a member of the UN High Level Group on the Post-2015 Agenda. He has also worked on major aid, climate change and tax justice campaigns for Oxfam and ActionAid. Jonathan grew up in Wales and studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before gaining a Masters from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Ritta Shine

Deputy Manager

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Ritta Shine

Deputy Manager

Ritta supports existing SBN Country Networks in designing strategies and activities to incentivise business to take action on nutrition at a national level. This role builds on 10 years of development finance experience working in research and investment advisory roles focused on private sector development, primarily in the infrastructure, energy and agricultural sectors. Underpinning her professional experience is a Masters in Development Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Raphael Siwiti

World Food Programme Lead

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Raphael Siwiti

World Food Programme Lead

Ralf serves as the WFP Lead on the SBN global team and supports the growing number of WFP led SBN Country Networks. Prior to this role, he played a key part in driving forward one of the most successful SBN programmes in Zambia. He has over 8 years’ experience in both development and the private sector, including Unilever where he delivered business growth as one of the most successful managers across several roles such as sales, marketing and brand-building. Ralf is a graduate of Marketing from the University of Greenwich.

Emily Heneghan Kasoma

World Food Programme Technical Advisor

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Emily Heneghan Kasoma

World Food Programme Technical Advisor

Emily supports the WFP Headquarters team with technical and strategic guidance as it works to scale up SBN across SUN Countries. Before joining the SBN team, Emily served for 4 years as the WFP Nutrition & Social Protection Team Lead in the WFP Zambia Country Office, which included oversight of the Country’s SBN. Her previous experience focused more within the public health space, where she worked for Clinton Health Access Initiative. Emily has Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Laurène Aubert

Senior Associate for Global Partnerships

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Laurène Aubert

Senior Associate for Global Partnerships

Laurène is the Senior Associate for Global Partnerships at SBN where she manages the relationship with multinational companies and global accountability mechanisms. Laurène has worked for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNFPA, UNITAID, the French Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, several NGOs and the private sector. Laurène has 8 years’ experience in global health and nutrition. She is a post-graduate in International and European affairs from the College of Europe and Sciences Po Grenoble.

Hannah Rowlands

Communications Lead

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Hannah Rowlands

Communications Lead

Hannah joined the SBN in June 2018 as the Communications Lead. She oversees the communications strategy, ensuring all communications activities facilitate and support the broader objectives of the SBN. This includes raising awareness of the SBN, inspiring business members to join our networks and driving high reach to a new and existing community of supporters. Prior to joining the SBN, Hannah completed an internship focusing on food and nutrition security and climate change at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean based in Mexico City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Italian from University College London (UCL).

Tiphaine Boulin

Intern

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Tiphaine Boulin

Intern

Tiphaine joined the SBN as an Intern in March 2019. She supports the mapping and delivery of technical assistance between multinational companies and SMEs/national companies located in emerging markets and looks into how multinational companies can contribute to better nutrition. Tiphaine is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with an MSc in Human Nutrition from the University of Surrey and an MSc in Global Health and Development from UCL.