M.G. Venkatesh Mannar (Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report)
Venkatesh Mannar has pioneered effective nutrition initiatives focused on the world’s most vulnerable citizens. He currently serves as a Special Adviser on Nutrition to the Tata Trusts and The Tata Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative. Venkatesh has co-authored over 100 articles in leading nutrition journals and is the co-editor of ‘Food Fortification in a Globalized World’. He has also co-developed cutting-edge technologies to enhance the nutritional quality of foods. Before undertaking these roles, Mannar was President of the Micronutrient Initiative Canada for almost 20 years, playing a key role in developing and expanding health and nutrition programmes to address hidden hunger globally.