The Ultimate Foodie

Catherine Bertini, head of the World Food Program, keeps 90 million of the globe's hungriest people from starving

After three bad hair days back in 1992, Catherine Bertini finally gave in. She leaned over the tub in her Rwanda hotel room--the one with shot-out windows and no running water--and allowed her husband to pour a bucket of dirty water over her head. Rough treatment for the CEO of a multinational with a $1.88 billion operating budget. But this multinational happens to be the U.N. World Food Program, and in her nine years as the agency's executive director, Bertini has grown used to hardships. "WFP reaches people who are at risk of starvation," she says. "They earn less than $1...

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