Mr. Schultink is the UNICEF Kenya Country Office Representative.
He joined UNICEF in April 1999 and has held a number of senior positions both at Headquarters in New York, where he was a Senior Nutrition Advisor, Associate Director and Chief of Nutrition and in the India Country Office, where he led the Child Development and Nutrition Section.
Before joining UNICEF, Mr. Schultink had extensive experience working with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation from 1990 to 1999. He served as an advisor on issues of curriculum development of post-graduate courses and research management in community nutrition.
He attended the Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Human Nutrition in 1990. His doctoral research led him to Benin where he studied seasonal variations in the nutritional status and energy requirements of rural Beninese women.
Mr. Schultink has written extensively about nutrition issues in the developing world in both academic journals and specialized books.
Mr. Schultink assumed his duties as UNICEF Kenya Representative on 7th June 2016.
He is a national of the Netherlands. In addition to his native Dutch, he is fluent in English, German and French and has a good knowledge of Indonesian.
Mr. Schultink is married and has four children.