Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen brings over twenty years of academic and professional experience at the nexus of governance, innovation, advocacy, and strategic partnership creation. Nielsen is currently the Portfolio Director of Nutrition Leverage for Influence and Transformation, Nutrition International’s global innovation fund that leverages greater collaboration and resources for improved nutrition in developing countries. Nielsen has worked with a variety of international development agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Transparency International, EcoAgriculture Partners, and Global Affairs Canada. Erik has studied at Guelph, Cornell and Harvard universities and holds a doctorate focused on networked governance from MIT, where he was a Presidential Scholar.