Tania Strauss

Head of Food and Water at the World Economic Forum

At the World Economic Forum, Tania is responsible for the Food and Water agenda which works to advance a sustainable and inclusive transition to healthy, resilient food and water systems, through finance, technology, policy and inclusion. Tania has over 20 years of experience in managing global initiatives in these areas across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Her expertise includes international development, public-private partnership facilitation, business strategy, and development economics in food security, sustainable agriculture, integrated value chains, climate resilience, inclusive growth, gender, and health systems.

Prior to this role, Tania has extensive experience in development economics and inclusive growth, engaging employers such as USAID, World Bank, UNDP and the Government of Pakistan.

Tania is the recipient of an Executive Master’s degree in Global Leadership with the World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows, a partnership with the Wharton School, Columbia University, INSEAD, the London Business School and CEIBS.

“IDH and the World Economic Forum are strongly aligned on the role of stakeholder capitalism and that progress happens by bringing together diverse perspectives and multisectoral partners to make positive change. I’m excited to join the IDH Supervisory Board, and to support accelerating action through forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.”