Regina has more than 30 years’ experience leading development and health programmes in emerging markets. She began her career with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, leading major relief operations in Africa and Eastern Europe. She then moved into development, implementing programmes to improve nutrition through public-private initiatives. From 2005 to 2015 she worked for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), where she directed the organisation’s global nutrition programmes before heading its office in Singapore. She is also a Member of the Advisory Board for Syngenta’s Rice Bowl Index, which monitors food security in Asia. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MSc in International Nutrition from Michigan State University, USA and a Doctorate from the University of Bonn, Germany.