Gunhild Stordalen

Gunhild Stordalen is the Founder and Executive Chair of EAT. She is a driving force linking climate, health and sustainability issues to transform the global food system.

Together with Petter Stordalen, Gunhild established the Stordalen Foundation in 2011, under which she later founded the “EAT” together with Professor Johan Rockström and the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC). In 2016, the Wellcome Trust joined as core partner of EAT and helped grow the initiative to become a global multi-stakeholder platform for transforming the world’s food system.

Gunhild sits on several boards including the United Nation’s Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Stewardship Board on Food Systems, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Partnership Council, advisory group of UNICEF, and the advisory board of the SRC. In addition, Gunhild is an ambassador for Friends of Ocean action and a member of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) for the Blue Economy.

WWF Sweden named her “Environmental Hero of the Year” in 2014 and in 2015 she was appointed a Young Global Leader by WEF. In 2019, she was awarded with the UN Foundation “Global Leadership Award” for her groundbreaking work transforming the global food system for people and planet. She has also been listed among the 25 most influential female leaders shaping the climate agenda in 2019.

Gunhild is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a PhD in pathology/orthopedic surgery.