Katia Dos Santos Dias joined Counterpart as Chief of Party, Mozambique in January 2020. She is a trained nutritionist and food engineer and has worked extensively in the design and delivery of nutrition, food safety, quality, health and environment projects in Portugal, Mozambique and – most recently – Sudan. She has ten years of experience in the private sector and five years in the development sector.  Sheis well-versed in managing projects in a multi-sectoral environment, as well as leading international teams.

Before joining Counterpart, Katia  served as Country Manager with GAIN Mozambique.  Previously, she worked with the World Food Programme (WFP) on the development of a micronutrient strategy through a home production and fortification project in Sudan.

She holds a Master’s in Public Health and Food Safety, a MSc in Investment Management and International Commerce, and a BA in Nutrition and Food Engineering.