Dr Werner Schultink

Executive Director, Iodine Global Network


Dr Schultink has had broad experience in nutrition, public health, development and humanitarian programme implementation.  

He was Chief of Nutrition for UNICEF from 2007 to 2016, providing leadership, guidance and strategic direction for UNICEF nutrition programs worldwide. He has also served as Chief of Nutrition and Early Child development for UNICEF India from February 2003-2007. 

Most recently, Dr Schultink has been UNICEF Country Representative in Somalia, and before that he worked as Country Representative in Kenya from 2016-2019, leading the implementation of UNICEF’s programs in these countries.  As Senior Advisor for Micronutrients at UNICEF from 1999 to 2003, he worked to improve micronutrient nutrition worldwide, including iodine nutrition.

With a scientific background focussed on nutrition, epidemiology and public health, he has provided guidance and leadership on strategic program implementation and capacity building for countries around the world.  
He has a doctorate degree in Nutrition from Wageningen University.  

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