Dag Hvaring, new COO of EAT

EAT builds stronger team

Published June 27, 2016

Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, President of EAT Foundation and COO Dag Hvaring at the Stockholm Food Forum 2015. Photo: /Magnus Sandberg, NTB-Scanpix

EAT Foundation is growing and strengthens the team with a renowned leader. Dag Hvaring joins EAT Foundation as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

“Dag has been instrumental in building the organization and global partner network since EATs inception in 2013. His corporate background, strategic capabilities and vast experience in developing partnerships across sectors has contributed to bringing EAT to where we are today. I am thrilled to have him on board full time, and as our COO he will continue building EAT and bridging the gaps between science, business, policy and civil society. This is necessary to develop food system solutions for improving the health of people and planet”, says Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and President of the EAT Foundation 

Dag Hvaring, a business leader and strategic developer for more than 25 years, has headed award-winning companies within various sectors, e.g. graphic arts, media, artist management and TV-production. He has actively engaged in business- and industry policy, served as a board member for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and as a member of former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland’s “Forum for Value Creation”. In his current position as Head of Business Development at Warner Bros. in Norway, Hvaring has contributed to successes like Grammies (Spellemannprisen), the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and numerous TV-series.

“I’m excited to be able to fully focus on the grand endeavor of EAT. The challenges in the broken global food system are enormous. I will contribute to actual change by strengthening the strategic integration of business with policy and science, expand EAT’s global partner network and lead EAT’s work on not-for-profit and commercial core funding”, says Dag Hvaring. He joins EAT Foundation as COO as of October 1, 2016.

About the EAT Foundation

The EAT Foundations goal is to create a global food system that can feed a growing population with healthy food from a healthy planet. Food production and consumption contribute to some of the world’s greatest health and environmental challenges. Reforming the food system is an unmissable opportunity to have decisive positive impact on the health of people and the planet, but until now these food-related challenges have mainly been handled as single issues.

The EAT Foundation will break down barriers between sectors and bring together policy makers, industry leaders, researchers and civil society to develop realistic solutions that can be put into practice and have a big impact within a short time frame. It has been co-founded by the Wellcome Trust, the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre.

More information:
Erik Aasheim, Director of Communications +4740224747, erik@eatforum.org