Dr. Klaus Kraemer


Klaus is a global nutrition leader with over 30 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors. He oversees a global team of professionals, interacts with funders and partners, provides vision and direction for the organization, and serves as…

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Dr. Sufia Askari

Managing Director

Sufia is a trained medical doctor and a globally recognized public health strategist with almost two decades of experience in policy, technical support, and research, focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health; immunization; nutrition; and food security. She believes in breaking…

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Kalpana Beesabathuni

Managing Director

At Sight and Life, Kalpana advances game-changing business solutions, products, and technologies in low-income contexts across several countries in Africa and Asia. Working with farmers and entrepreneurs from grassroots to large enterprises, she ensures affordable nutrition solutions reach the most…

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Srujith Lingala

Director - Business Solutions

Srujith’s work impacts over 2 million beneficiaries, mainly pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under 5 years.  He designs, implements, and manages a portfolio of market-based models for last-mile access to affordable and nutritious foods in low- and middle-income communities…

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Kesso Gabrielle van Zutphen-Küffer

Director - Science

Kesso has nearly a decade of experience in the field of nutrition science translation for the design and implementation of effective programs. At Sight and Life, Kesso’s work spans applied research, implementation research, and the advancement of thought leadership in…

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Kalyani Prasher

Senior Manager - Communications

Kalyani leads communications globally for Sight and Life. She has been a journalist and editor for 20+ years before moving to communications roles in the development sector. She has published numerous articles on urgent issues such as quality education, climate…

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Puja Peyden Tshering

Senior Manager - Consumer Insights

Puja uses her experience in consumer research to peel away the people-centric aspects of multi-dimensional nutritional challenges and improve strategy, solutions, and communications at Sight and Life. Influenced by a childhood spent moving as a family to new places and…

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Elvis Gakuba

Manager - Rwanda Country Office

Born and raised in Burundi, Elvis returned to his home country after the ’94 Tutsi genocide and liberation war in Rwanda. Always inspired to serve, Elvis once hosted a radio show helping financially needy children access better healthcare. He also…

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Daniel Amanquah

Manager - Food Technology

As a food scientist under the Obaasima project since 2018, Daniel works with both public and private sector players in Africa and other development partners to focus on fortified foods for the Ghanaian market. He is currently working on mitigating…

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Neha Bainsla

Manager - Engagement and Partnerships

Neha designs and implements scientifically backed business solutions to reduce the burden of malnutrition. She also fosters meaningful partnerships with enterprising individuals and organizations in the ecosystem who are passionate about serving vulnerable populations to improve their socio-economic indicators.  As…

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Anirudh Poddar

Manager - Nutrition Commodities

Anirudh contributes to strategy and implementation pertaining to health industry supply chains and improves the accessibility and affordability of nutritious foods and micronutrient supplementation among vulnerable communities.  Though he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, his interest in…

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Rachel Natali

Manager - Communications

Combining technology and communication skills with creative visualization, Rachel manages social media platforms and brand identity for Sight and Life. A graduate of Webster University’s Media Communications program, she has years of experience with non-profit humanitarian organizations such as the ICRC,…

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Laura Prestel

Manager - Business operations

As a professional in intercultural management, Laura uses her expertise in core business functions to ensure deep relationships and excellent mutual exchanges between our global team and all our stakeholders across organizational borders.  Laura is committed to the fight to…

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Yash Goel

Manager - Design

As a multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, marketing, and advertising, Yash drives Sight and Life’s initiatives to share its brand, goals, and impact across audience groups. He is also engaged in the consultation, design management, and 360° visual…

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Afomiya Mekonnen

Associate - Consumer Insights

Afomiya Mekonnen’s work at Sight and Life entails consumer research, demand generation, and social marketing campaigns addressing malnutrition among people in Africa from vulnerable backgrounds.  A graduate in nutrition science with a master’s degree in business administration, Afomiya has worked…

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Tamerayehu Gossaye

Senior Associate - Government & Stakeholder Engagement

As a stakeholder engagement specialist, Tamerayehu manages key relationships to accelerate SAL’s work across Africa. Additionally, he leverages his strategic thinking and project design skills to oversee the implementation and launch of key projects such as Egg Hub Ethiopia. Tamerayehu…

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Shashank Sarvan

Senior Associate - Nutrition Commodities

Backed by his expertise in supply chain management, go-to-market strategies, and business modeling and planning, Shashank enables Sight and Life to ideate business models, engage in project consultations, manage projects and stakeholders, and solve problems at the operational and strategic…

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Kalkidan Nigussie

Senior Associate - Ethiopia Business Intrapreneur

Graduated in Economics (BA), which gave me an opportunity to boldly teller my career journey on understanding, shaping, and contributing to the then business dynamics. My work discipline, Creativity, learning agility, and commitment to delivering the task ahead of the…

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Harini Murali Kaliyur

Senior Associate - Business Solutions

Harini comes from a background in Psychology and Healthcare Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her experience with research, go-to market strategies and business modelling equips her to contribute to and manage SAL's goals involving building and…

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Gilbert Dushimimana

Associate - Food Technology

Graduated in Food Science and Technology, bachelor’s degree holder. Over last 7 years, he worked with Food manufacturing industry. Prior to join SAL Rwanda, he worked for SOSOMA Industries Ltd as quality assurance and quality control manager and made the…

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Jimena Monroy-Gomez

Associate - Nutrition

​Jimena supports the thought leadership at Sight and Life, including the development of the BrainFood podcast, and conducts activities as part of the Research and Knowledge Nutrition Team across initiatives like the Nutrition In City Ecosystems project, Product Innovations in…

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Immaculée Nabacu

City Coordinator, Rusizi

Immaculée’s project management skills, honed through her years of experience in the public sector and with NGOs like USAID, make her a vital part of our development, coordination, and outreach efforts in Rwanda. As an agriculture engineer with a master’s…

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Pavithra Balasubramanian

Project Associate - Entrepreneur Training

Pavithra specializes in administrative management at Sight and Life. She keeps the team up to date with progressive processes and organizational procedures and collaborates with them to reach the everyday project milestones that make a cumulative impact on our mission…

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Racheal Nuwagira

M & E Specialist

Racheal brings to Sight and Life her capacity to develop effective monitoring and evaluation systems that showcase the organization’s contribution to the diet and nutrition sector. She also helps the team glean learnings to be used at scale or adapted…

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Nicole Zawadi

Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in Rwanda, Nicole has a passion for serving and helping vulnerable people. In the past, she has worked with both private sector and non-profit international organizations in administration-related field work and social behavior change programs. She believes…

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Mathilda Freymond

Nutrition Associate

Mathilda supports work on research, partnerships, the Nutrition In City Ecosystems project,  and ideation projects related to Stage 1 of Sight and Life’s new strategy. She holds a BSc in food science and an MSc in human health and nutrition.…

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Jordie fischer

Research Associate

Jordie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences and International Development at the University of Guelph, where she developed a passion for the intersection of global health, nutrition, and food security. She then completed…

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Mairo Mandara

Africa Advisor

  Dr. Mairo Mandara MBBS, FWACS, FFPH (UK), FoE Africa Advisor An Obstetrician/Gynecologist and public health physician with extensive knowledge and experience in strategic planning and implementation of health and social transformation initiatives, Mairo is an Honorary Fellow of Education…

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Rebecca Olson

Consultant, MMS

Rebecca is a nutrition specialist with over 10 years of experience working with small and large organizations, including the World Bank, United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Children's Fund, and 1,000 Days, across different geographies (Eastern and Southern Africa,…

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Straton Habumugisha

Manager- Nutrition in city Ecosystems

Graduated in Food Science and Technology (BSc.), Master of Science in Agricultural economics, and Master of Science in International Development. This places him in righter spots to provide a wider range of interventions in agricultural value chains, food systems, and…

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Esperance Bamurange

Project Accountant

Priyanka Kumari

Manager – Food and Agribusiness

Prior to joining Sight and Life in 2018, Priyanka cofounded two start-ups. One in agriculture sector, where she worked on streamlining the supply chain for vegetables and medicinal plants; and other in healthcare sector, focused on medical devices. Before that,…

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Innocente Turinimigisha

City coordinator, Rubavu

Born and raised in Rwanda, Innocente has a passion for serving and helping vulnerable people, especially women and children. An Agronomy graduate (Bsc.), Innocente went to Israel for a professional internship in Livestock production technology and development. This allowed her to provide a wider range of interventions…

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Thierry Ketterlin

Financial Advisor

With over 30 years experience of experience in Finance, Thierry’s career has revolved around operational and business aspects of organizations. He has wide-ranging global experience, mainly in Life Sciences, and excels at a broad range of skills such as IFRS, internal control, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and…

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Saida Madzitova

Financial Advisor

Saida is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and privately held companies in the healthcare and life sciences space. Her work on transformation, business turnaround, expanding to new markets, as well as covering wide finance fields, such…

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Meet the board

Our board brings together expertise from business, scientific research, health management, and public policy to dramatically expand the impact of science-led nutrition solutions.

Christoph G. Goppelsroeder

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Joined: 2021 Chris started his career in Boston Consulting Group after completing his engineering degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He moved to F. Hoffmann-La Roche in 1994, when he became…

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Mope Ogunsulire

Board Member

Joined: 2021 Mope Ogunsulire is an investment professional with a background in international corporate and project finance, and experience spanning the private and public sectors, multilateral development, and mature and emerging markets.   Currently a partner at Sahel Capital, she previously…

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Tom Arnold

Board Member

Joined: 2018   Tom Arnold’s current main tasks include serving as Ireland’s Special Envoy for Food Systems; member, Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN); board member, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); member, Malabo Montpellier Panel;…

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Eileen Kennedy

Board Member

Joined: 2018 Eileen Kennedy is Professor of Nutrition and former Dean of the Friedman School of  Nutrition Science and Policy, with over 30 years of experience in government policies and programs on health, nutrition, food security, and poverty alleviation.   Dr.…

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Benedikt Suter

Board Member

Joined: 2015  Benedikt was instrumental in setting up Sight and Life and defining its governance structure. He provides legal direction and support to various projects of the foundation.   Benedikt is the General Counsel for DSM Nutritional Products, with the overall…

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Mauricio Müller Adade

Board Member

Joined: 2019 Mauricio joined Roche Vitamins in 1988 in São Paulo as marketing and technical manager. In 1992, he was appointed Human Nutrition and Health Director of Roche in Mexico, and in 1998, he moved to Singapore as Human Nutrition…

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Our story

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Our partners

Know more about our allies in the battle against malnutrition

Our strategy

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DEI policy

Examine how we build DEI values into the fabric of Sight and Life