Born: 5/10/1905 Chicago, Illinois
Ertharin Cousin is, since 2012, the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme
Business / Schooling:
- University of Illinois, Chicago<br/>University of Georgia
Awards / Achievements:
- she worked in a variety of public and private sector positions, first as a Democratic Party official, later specializing in the food industry and related charities from the late 1990s on. In 2014, Cousin was ranked number 45th on the Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women and she was named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world list.