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Nate Mook
CEO, World Central Kitchen

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Nate Mook is the CEO of World Central Kitchen. Nate began working with Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in 2012, and together they produced the PBS/National Geographic documentary “Undiscovered Haiti” 2015. Having already worked alongside José for years, Nate joined World Central Kitchen to launch and lead WCK’s food relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María in September 2017, ultimately becoming the organization’s CEO in early 2018. Since then, Nate has led the organization’s dramatic growth and strategic shift to its current work using food as a solution to humanitarian crises around the world. Nate brings his entrepreneurial and storytelling background to execute WCK's mission; he previously launched multiple tech companies and made documentary films around the world for the UN, USAID, and the World Bank, as well as producing the film Baltimore Rising for HBO. Under Nate’s leadership, WCK has served more than 60 million meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world, while simultaneously working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

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