Tomas Alfred Røen Promoted to Chief Executive Officer


EAT is pleased to announce the promotion of Tomas Alfred Røen to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 1, 2024.

Tomas, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO), has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to EAT’s mission. During his tenure as COO, Tomas played a pivotal role in overseeing day-to-day operations, financial management, organizational governance, strategy, and fundraising, contributing significantly to EAT’s strategic objectives.

As the newly appointed CEO, Tomas brings a wealth of leadership experience, strategic foresight, and a profound dedication to EAT’s mission. With a significant background in leadership within knowledge-based organizations, he harbors a personal commitment to EAT’s vision of a fair and sustainable food system. This commitment is deeply rooted in his upbringing amidst some of the most severe consequences of a flawed food system in the Central African Republic.

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT, expressed, “Tomas’ ability to connect with his colleagues and drive impactful change across the organization in such a short time made him the unequivocal choice to take the CEO position. We are confident that his tenure will welcome a new era of accelerated efforts, partnerships, and continued global leadership in transforming the global food system. The organization anticipates continued impact and success while upholding the dedication and excellence that define EAT’s legacy.”

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