JONATHAN TENCH, Senior Manager, SUN Business Network
Following his Master’s degree in African Politics & Economics at the School of Oriental & African Studies, Jonathan worked for the Labour party in press and communications before working in UK Government relations for Oxfam and ActionAid. Jonathan joined Unilever in 2011 and was responsible for developing the company’s advocacy and partnerships strategies around its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene global strategy and its leading consumer brands in this space. He worked with everyone from Sesame Street to UNICEF to promote partnerships for handwashing with (Unilever) soap in developing markets. Jonathan also worked directly for CEO Paul Polman during his participation in the UN’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda. From Unilever Jonathan joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network as Global Coordinator in 2013. The network currently supports 26 Country Governments within the SUN Movement to develop strategies to engage the private sector in their national nutrition strategies and has recruited over 350 multinational and national companies to support SUN.