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Previous WFP Executive Directors

WFP has had 13 Executive Directors (EDs) since its launch in 1962. Listed below are the 12 EDs that precede Ertharin Cousin.

April 2007 - April 2012,  Ms. Josette Sheeran

April 2002 - April 2007, Mr. James T. Morris

April 1992 - April 2002, Ms. Catherine Bertini

April 1982 - April 1992, Mr. James Ingram

Feb 1982 - April 1982,  Mr. Juan F. Yriart (a.i.)

May 1981 - Feb 1982,  Mr. B. de Azevedo Brito (a.i.)

Oct 1977 - April 1981,  Mr. G.N. Vogel

July 1977 - Sept 1977, Mr. Thomas C.M. Robinson

May 1976 - June 1977, Mr. Thomas C.M. Robinson (a.i.)

July 1968 - May 1976, Mr. Franciso Aquino

Jan 1968 - Aug 1968,  Mr. Sushil K. Dev (a.i.)

May 1962 - Dec 1967, Mr. A.H. Boerma