Anthony Hehir is a South African and Irish national, born and raised in Zimbabwe and Botswana. He holds higher degrees in Human Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Business Administration and Social Impact Strategy. Prior to joining DSM in 2005, Anthony worked as a clinical and public health dietitian in rural South Africa, rolling out an integrated nutrition programme for at-risk groups, and overseeing the nutritional support of patients on the national HIV care programme.
At DSM, Anthony was based intially in South Africa and was responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa, driving the co-development of staple food fortification programmes. Anthony has since been based in Switzerland and held several global and regional marketing, communications and business development roles within DSM.
Anthony is currently the Director of DSM’s Nutrition Improvement Program, whose mission is to positively impact public health by developing and implementing effective nutrition solutions, leveraging their expertise and partnerships to reach the 4 billion people at the base of the pyramid.