The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Jane Nelson

Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Jane Nelson is Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, and a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Board on Food Security and Agriculture and co-chair of WEF’s Global Future Council on Food Systems Innovation. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Newmont and Chevron's Niger Delta Partnership Initiative and on advisory councils for the International Finance Corporation, Bank of America, Abbott, ExxonMobil, Pearson, APCO Worldwide, Center for Global Development, InterAction, and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center. Nelson was a director and senior advisor at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum from 1993 to 2012. In 2001, she worked in the office of the UN Secretary General, and in 2009 led the track on human capital for the Clinton Global Initiative. Prior to 1993, Nelson worked for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Africa and Citibank in Asia and Europe. She grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, and has degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal in South Africa and Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

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