Special Advisor on Ukraine, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Nate Mook serves as Special Advisor on Ukraine for the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Prior to his current role, Nate completed a nearly 5-year tenure as CEO of World Central Kitchen, where he worked side-by-side with world-renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés. He began working with Andrés in 2012 and formally joined World Central Kitchen to launch and oversee WCK’s food relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in September 2017. He then led the organization’s dramatic growth and shift to its current work delivering meals during humanitarian crises––building WCK from one employee and under $1 million per year to $400 million in global impact in 2022. WCK is now one of the largest privately funded non-profits in the world, and Nate spearheaded the organization’s massive relief efforts in Ukraine, where it
has served 200 million meals. Prior to World Central Kitchen, Nate produced the award-winning 2017 HBO Documentaries film "Baltimore Rising". He was also an executive producer of the 2022 Emmy-nominated film “We Feed People,” and served as consulting producer on the 2021
Emmy-nominated HBO documentary “The Slow Hustle.” He also directed the 2015 documentary “Undiscovered Haiti”, co-produced with National Geographic and PBS. Nate has been a producer
and filmmaker with the international production company, What Took You So Long, since 2012, working with a myriad of prestigious clients including UN Women, USAID, UNDP, and the World Bank. In 2013, Nate was tapped by President Bill Clinton to travel throughout Africa and document the Clinton Foundation’s 8-country humanitarian tour. Nate serves on the board of
March For Our Lives. When he’s not working in Ukraine, climbing mountains in the Himalaya, or driving from London to Mongolia, Nate lives in Washington, DC with his cat Jinx Furdinand.