This is an announcement shared by The Hunger Project Global Office.
The Hunger Project is thrilled to announce the appointment of Tim Prewitt, an international executive with more than 25 years of experience in the development and private sector, as President and CEO. Tim brings a deep commitment to community development, gender equity and empowering people living in extreme poverty.
“As we face the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgency to take a major step up in our work to end hunger and poverty,” said Sheree Stomberg, Chair of the Global Board of Directors. “Tim is the right leader to bring The Hunger Project’s sustainable solutions — solutions that are grounded in human dignity, gender equality, social transformation, and inclusion—to a breakthrough level of impact.”
Tim has worked in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. During his tenure as CEO of iDE from 2012-2019, he led the organisation to greater impact, financial growth and global recognition. Prior to joining iDE, Tim worked in Nigeria with farmers, the private sector, and the Nigerian government to increase farmer income and farm yields, leading to an impact on more than a million farmers and a UN World Business Development Award. He also served as Regional Director for Asia and as head of the Private Sector Practice for Chemonics International.
“I am thrilled to join such a dynamic community committed to the end of hunger, and I am excited to learn more and build on the great work The Hunger Project is known for globally. We have a tremendous opportunity to amplify our sustainable solutions and drive new levels of impact around the world,” shared Tim.
A highly regarded speaker on agriculture, poverty, and economic development, Tim has spoken at the World Economic Forum’s Grow Africa Initiative, Clinton Global Initiative, and World Food Prize, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Table for Ten Billion, which chronicles the efforts of farmers, policy makers, companies and communities around the world in feeding our planet. He is a Fulbright Fellow and holds an MBA from China-Europe International Business School (CN), and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology from the New School (USA) and Lancaster University (UK).
“The time is now for bold action,” said Sheree. “With Tim’s leadership, together we can create the breakthroughs needed to create a world of self-reliance and dignity for all.”
Tim officially joins The Hunger Project on February 1 and will be based out of THP’s Global Office in New York. Acting CEO Lisa North will resume her role as Chief Operating Officer.