Ms. Lystra Antoine

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Dedicated to results-driven strategies to improve the human condition through safe, reliable and sustainable food systems, Lystra joined the GFSP as its CEO in August 2016. Her top three priorities are to: (1) focus the GFSP to achieve its strategic objectives; (2) expand the awareness and involvement of key stakeholders; and (3) elevate the importance of food safety to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. For four years prior to joining the GFSP, Lystra was the Global Director for DuPont Pioneer's sustainable agriculture development efforts and was responsible for designing and leading the implementation of agriculture development initiatives that helped smallholder farmers improve their livelihoods and increase their contribution to the value chain. Lystra spent sixteen years at the World Bank prior to joining DuPont. She holds an MBA from SUNY Buffalo and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.