The HLPE-FSN is governed by a steering committee of 15 world renowned scientists drawn from academia, research institutions, the public and private sector, civil society and other constituencies.

HLPE Steering Committee members

The current 15 members are from Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Türkiye, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, and the United States of America.

The membership to the Steering Committee is renewed every two years, through an open nomination process based on scientific excellence.


  • Chairperson of the HLPE-FSN, Mr Bernard Lehmann (Switzerland)
  • Vice-Chairperson of the HLPE-FSN, Ms Jennifer Clapp (Canada)


This Committee works with an extensive network of over  2 000 experts from a variety of academic disciplines.


Read about the HLPE-FSN drafting team to study inequalities

Read about the former members of the HLPE-FSN