Michelle Egger

As a passionate food scientist, Michelle looks to combat global food security and malnutrition in everything she does. She has expertise in dairy fermentation, formulation, and processing and is thrilled to ditch the cows for humans. Inspired by upstream solutions for infant nutrition at the Bill and Melinda Gates...

Hanneke Faber

Hanneke Faber is a global business leader, brand builder and tech innovator with 25+ years of international experience in the FMCG and (e)retail industries. On 1 May 2019, Hanneke was appointed President, Foods & Refreshment at Unilever. In this role she is responsible for Unilever’s ice cream, tea and...

Nicholas Fereday

Nicholas Fereday is executive director in Rabobank’s research department in New York, specializing in food and consumer trends. Prior to joining Rabobank,  he was a senior economist and VP sales & marketing for LMC International, an economic agri-food consultancy company. Before that he worked for the Natural Resources Institute...

Paul Gambill

Paul Gambill is the CEO and co-founder of Nori, the carbon removal marketplace. Nori partners with suppliers who sequester CO2 from the atmosphere and operates a market selling those carbon removals to companies who are negating their carbon footprints. In 2015, Paul established the first known community dedicated to...

Prof. dr. Ken Giller

Ken Giller is Professor Plant Production Systems, within WaCASA (the Wageningen Centre for Agroecology and Systems Analysis) at Wageningen University & Research. Ken’s research has focused on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertility and the role of nitrogen fixation in tropical legumes, with emphasis on the temporal and spatial dynamics...

Andrew D. Ive

Andrew D. Ive managing general partner of Big Idea Ventures. He created the company to solve the world’s biggest challenges by supporting the world’s best entrepreneurs. Andrew has invested in more early-stage / pre-seed food companies than any other investor worldwide.

Eric Klaassen

Eric Klaassen has over 15 years of experience in growing internet companies. Most recently, he founded Crisp, an online supermarket for high quality food. This vastly expanded his hands-on knowledge on scaling online businesses using a data-driven approach. He is now regarded as an expert in online growth strategy,...

Napala Pratini

Napala Pratini is the growth-expert and co-founder of Habitual, a company using innovations in digital cures and tested weight loss methods to deliver personalized weight-loss treatments. She’s both Fullbright Scholar and Oxford graduate with an extensive background as a growth and marketing consultant to leading companies across the US...

Nusqe Spanton

Nusqe Spanton, Founder and CEO of Australian biotech company Provectus Algae, is an algae and aquaculture expert with 17 years experience in international aquaculture production, corporate management and marine biotechnology applications for public and private companies. Passionate and motivated leader with a proven track record in complex project delivery.

Julia Streuli

Julia Streuli is co-founder & CEO of FUL Foods. She joined forces with her other two co-founders during an MBA at INSEAD, where their work emerged after engaging with over 100 startups, investors, and NGOs to address the massive challenge of feeding our growing planet by 2050 while combating...