Johanna Ralston


Johanna Ralston
Main position/role: CEO 
Johanna is a CEO of the World Obesity Federation and has 20 years experience in global   noncommunicable disease advocacy. Johanna oversees the implementation of the WOF five year plan for 2020-25, including advocacy for global obesity targets, education and capacity building, and evidence and data.  Prior to joining World Obesity in 2017, Johanna was the CEO of the World Heart Federation and Vice Chair of the NCD Alliance and prior that spent 11 years as VP P Global Strategies at the American Cancer Society, creating capacity-building programs in cancer and tobacco control in LMICs. She also serves on advisory boards including with WHO and has  published on NCDs and wider health issues. She grew up in Sweden and the US, and currently is based in Boston with her family.  Johanna also has lived experience of NCDs and has written and spoken on the importance of people at the centre of health and food systems.
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