Penjani Mkambula

Global Program Lead for Food Fortification, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition



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About this speaker

Penjani Mkambula is Global Program Lead for Food Fortification at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Chair of the organising team for the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification. He leads a portfolio of food fortification programmes as well as supporting GAIN country programmes and other partners globally on food fortification. Penjani joined GAIN in 2014 as Senior Manager for Food Safety, Quality and Procurement. 

Prior to switching to the international development sector, he also worked in food industry where he was involved in supply chains for fortified foods and specialized nutrition products. Penjani serves on the Executive Management Team of the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), Board of Iodine Global Network (IGN), and the Steering Committee of the African Union’s Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA). Penjani holds a BSc and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. 

Health talks

Health pathways Covered

Unhealthy Diets and Food Insecurity

Unsafe and adulterated foods


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