The Power of Nutrition appoints Simon Bishop as CEO


The organisation has also appointed Dr Alok Ranjan as Director of Investments

The Power of Nutrition, a charitable foundation committed to ending undernutrition through innovative financing and partnerships, this week welcomes Simon Bishop as its new CEO. Bishop will lead the organisation’s efforts to broker partnerships and mobilise new and diverse funds for nutrition programmes that deliver transformational impact for mothers and children in developing countries.

Bishop is a former Special Advisor to the UK Government’s Secretary of State for International Development and most recently was Deputy CEO at Plan International UK, one of the world’s largest children’s charities. He has also held senior positions at The Shell Foundation, The United Nations Foundation and The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation.

The organisation has also appointed Dr. Alok Ranjan as Director of Investments, responsible for leading The Power of Nutrition’s work convening experienced implementing partners, governments, and other stakeholders to deliver nutrition programmes at scale. Alok was recently the Nutrition Country Lead in India for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, having previously worked at UNICEF.

The Power of Nutrition’s nutrition programmes are currently reaching over 48 million women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia – transforming children’s lives through nutrition interventions that focus on the formative first 1,000 days of life. Through its unique match-funding model and convening partnerships between the private and public sectors, The Power of Nutrition has mobilised over $475 million since its formation in 2015 to fund sustainable, large-scale programmes that tackle undernutrition at every level for lasting change.

Commenting on the appointments, Mike Rann, Chairman of The Power of Nutrition’s Board of Trustees, said: “We are delighted to have Simon and Alok join the team at this critical time to help advance our mission and work with partners to place nutrition at the heart of global development plans.”

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