Ignacio Gavilan

Food Systems Partnerships Senior Director

Ignacio Gavilan brings over 20 years of experience in advising businesses on sustainable supply chains, corporate relations, and environmental social governance. As Senior Director of Food Systems Partnerships at GFN, Gavilan is responsible for cultivating multinational and multistakeholder partnerships that increase food recovery and mitigate food loss and waste and expand the diversity of products recovered across the food system. Gavilan will be the principal strategist and thought partner responsible for achieving the food recovery, food distribution, and nutritional diversity targets set forth in GFN’s Strategic Plan.

Gavilan comes to GFN after nearly nine years at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), where he most recently served as Director of Sustainability. At CGF, he worked to position the consumer goods industry as a leader in protecting against climate change and reducing waste. Gavilan mobilized stakeholders in the retail and manufacturing industries through working groups focused on food waste, plastics, and supply chain circularity and decarbonization.

Prior to CGF, Gavilan was the Founder and Principal Consultant at Accipiter, a sustainability advisory service where he helped create sustainability roadmaps for small and medium enterprises working in international markets. Previously, he served as Head of Government Relations of the Americas at Anglo American, Global Sustainability Strategy Manager at BP, and Director of Social Responsibility at McDonald’s.

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