Saskia Osendarp is the Executive Director of the Micronutrient Forum. She has more than 25 years of experience in international nutrition research, in both public as well as private sector, and is a visiting associate professor Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University.
She lived and worked for 7 years at the ICDDR,B, Bangladesh and spent 10 years in Unilever as lead scientist micronutrients and child nutrition where she was responsible for Unilever’s research activities in the area of child nutrition, micronutrients and fortified foods. From 2012 to 2019 she was working as independent consultant for international NGOs, academia and research institutes. In addition, she is the founder and past co-chair of the Netherlands Working Group on International Nutrition (NWGN), a multi-sectoral working group to promote the inclusion of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive approaches in evidence-informed policies and strategies and author or co-author on more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.