Joel Spicer is the President and CEO of the Micronutrient Initiative. Joel’s background includes leadership roles on many development issues with a particular focus on nutrition and health initiatives, maternal, and child health programs, TB control and HIV programming, innovative financing and resource mobilization. As an accomplished professional, he has experience in many bilateral and multilateral agencies, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), where he began his career, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and others. He also served on the senior management team at the Stop TB Partnership. His international development experience has included postings from Ottawa to Washington, Senegal to Indonesia, and, most recently, Geneva.
Joel attended the Harvard School of Public Health on a Fulbright scholarship where be obtained an MPH, International Health (Health Policy and Management), and the London School of Economics and Political Science.