Chris Cochran, Executive Director, ReFed
Chris Cochran is the executive director of ReFED, an effort of 40 businesses, non-profits, foundations, investors and policymakers committed to reducing food waste in the United State. Previously, Chris was the Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart where he developed a farm to consumer view of food waste while leading sustainability for Walmart’s global produce business. Chris’s experience with tackling food waste from multiple points in the value chain helps ReFED bring together new collaborators on food system challenges. Before joining Walmart, Cochran held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and CARE International in Honduras, where he worked on CARE’s agricultural development project that benefited 750 smallholder farmer families. In addition, Cedro Capital – an organization Cochran
founded –operates a cocoa farm in Honduras.