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 its key spokesperson. Klaus is passionate about supporting good nutrition for people who need it most. At present, he successfully leads efforts to make nutritious eggs more available and affordable, and to shape the supply and demand of maternal Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS). He serves multiple professional societies dedicated to nutrition, food systems, and implementation science, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Forum. He is a member of the Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE), assumes several advisory functions, and is the recipient of distinguished international honors.
- Core functions: Informing, supporting, designing, and incubating evidence-based malnutrition solutions at the convergence of the public and private sectors.
- Core areas of interest: Nutritional and safety aspects of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids; micronutrient deficiencies, including bioavailability and bio-efficacy; sustainable and resilient food systems.
- Core areas of research: Micronutrients, adolescent & maternal nutrition, stunting & wasting
- Approach to work: Evolve in response to – and in anticipation of – the ever-changing nutrition landscape to catalyze innovative and much-needed collective action in nutrition; leverage the strengths and capacities of both industry and public-sector partners to address societal nutrition goals.
- Core qualifications: PhD in Nutrition Science from Justus-Liebig-University, Germany; Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.
- Past organizations: Justus-Liebig-University, Biosyn, BASF.
- Past achievements: Klaus has published over 150 scientific articles and numerous other publications, and is the editor of Sight and Life magazine. He assumes several advisory functions and is the recipient of distinguished international honors.