The 8th edition of F&A Next is on its way. We look forward to welcoming you in person at Wageningen Campus on 24 & 25 May 2022.
Below you will find our first few speakers, many more are yet to follow. Subscribe to our newsletter for future speaker updates.
Dr. ir. Sjoukje Heimovaara was appointed to the position of President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research on 1 July 2022. Furthermore, she is a council member and deputy chair of the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (AWTI), which makes recommendations to the government on policy concerning science, technology, and innovation.
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Sjoukje is also a executive member of Topinstituut for Food and Nutrition (TIFN), member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for Sustainable Process Technolgy (ISPT), member of the Supervisory Board of the Carbohydrate Competence Centre (CCC), member of the programme committee NWO KIC, member of the programme committee of One Planet, and member of the Bèta raad (exact sciences council).
Berry Marttin, born and raised in Brazil, is a member of the Managing Board of Rabobank, with special focus on Rabobank’s international Wholesale & Rural banking activities and Global Food & Agriculture responsibilities. Berry is passionate about food & agriculture and highly committed to contribute to transforming global food production.
Feike Sijbesma, is a top business executive, one of the most influential Dutchmen and often described as a sustainability trailblazer. Under his leadership, Royal DSM transformed from a producer of bulk chemicals to a provider of healthy food ingredients for people and animals and specialist (green) materials, with sustainability and innovation as the main drivers.
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Feike’s current roles include Co-Chair of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), the Global Center for Climate Adaptation (along with former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) and Co-Chair of the Global Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders. He also helps with local food production in Africa and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Philips and member of the Supervisory Board of Unilever.
In honor of its former CEO, DSM initiated the Sustainable Innovation Award which supports innovators and entrepreneurs in realizing their societal and environmental impact ambitions, addressing global food system challenges with the potential to deliver transformation at scale.