Saswati Bora

Head, Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum, USA

Saswati Bora is the head of Food Systems Innovation at the World Economic Forum (WEF). She heads WEF's two global initiatives on innovations and incentivizing food systems transformation as well as the food and agriculture work in India. She has almost two decades of experience in agriculture, food systems, and rural development. Before WEF, Saswati worked in the World Bank's agriculture and rural development department, where she helped set up two key global initiatives: the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program and the Global Food Crisis Program. Saswati worked previously as a researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, UNDP offices in Nepal and New York, and as a journalist with a daily newspaper in Mumbai. She is the recipient of the Global Leadership Fellowship of the World Economic Forum, a distinctive leadership development program that combines a position at the Forum with academic training, coaching, and on-the-job learning. Saswati has a Bachelors in economics from Delhi University, a Masters in international affairs from Columbia University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications from Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai.


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