The Platform is led by two Co-founders Marc Van Ameringen and Dominic Schofield, and has a wide range of subject matter experts based in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These experts are recognised leaders in the areas of: Business and Strategy Development, Food Science, Nutrition, Food Technology, Food Safety, Packaging, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Consumer Insights and, in Food Policies and Regulations.
With over 35 years experience working with private sector and development agencies, he is a world expert on health and nutrition. He is the former Executive Director (2005-2016) of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
He also serves as the Director of Geneva Development Partners (GDP) providing advisory services in the area of food and nutrition security and agri-food tech. GDP hosts the Future Food Platform in Switzerland.
Dominic’s professional career spans over twenty-five years in the field of management consulting and international development, serving across the globe in leadership positions with the private and not-for-profit sectors, and the United Nations.
He also serves as the CEO of Peregrine Impact Associates, providing strategy and management consulting services on the major trendlines for the future of food.
Nada has spent the past 20 years working in nutrition and international development.
Based in Egypt, she has played a leading role in delivering food fortification programs with industry and government.
She has extensive experience in market development and also in establishing public –private partnerships in the food and nutrition sectors.
A leading regulatory expert focusing on global food and drug, agricultural and environmental law.
Based in China, he is also Senior Counsel for Dentons and previously worked for 14 years with Keller and Heckman on international regulatory law.
Prior to working with these law firms, he worked at DuPont.
Based in Switzerland, Manuel is an expert in sales and marketing.
He is founder if the SalesPlayBook, a Sales Accelerator.
Previously, he built the sales organization for a Swiss B2B Machine Learning startup and co-led Salesforce projects.
He also teaches a Design Thinking and a Sales course at FH Graubünden. He holds a M.A. HSG in Business Innovation.
Based in Switzerland, he has 11 years of experience in food innovation, sales operations and general management.
Marcin also worked for 3 years as a strategy consultant.
He as trained in Manufacturing Engineering at ETH Zurich.
He has formerly worked with Bain & Company, Barry Callebaut, and Haco.
He is also part of the Agilery Project Team.
Based in the Netherlands, Kyla has 15 years experience in successful social enterprise startup development and management, finance management, supply chain optimization, and international trading logistics.
She is Co-Founder of Anulife, and of Aja Organics.
She has a strong track record of running impactful businesses in new markets.
Based in India, Dr, Sankar is a leading specialist in nutrition in South Asia.
He trained as a Physician in Internal Medicine, and has published over 100 scientific publications
He has led the development and implementation of large-scale nutrition interventions on behalf of the public and private sectors.
He has held Executive positions with Tata Trust, GAIN, UNICEF, and the Micronutrient Initiative.
Zahra has spent over 15 years working in global health and nutrition, with a specialization in performance measurement, project design, and monitoring and evaluation.
Based in Canada, she has worked for leading international bodies including: Global Affairs Canada, European Commission, GAIN and the Aga Khan Foundation.
She holds two Masters Degrees in Environmental Studies and Health.
Based in the United States, Taylor is an expert in business development and is an award-winning social entrepreneur.
Working in the areas of alternative proteins and agribusiness, he has expertise in business mentoring and project management.
For the past 5 years, he as been the Director for Emerging Markets for JUST Foods.
Based in the United States, he has 15 yeas experience in health, nutrition and epidemiology and holds a PH.D in Nutrition Science from University of California, Davis.
He has worked for a number of international bodies including GAIN, WHO, and US CDC.
He also teaches nutrition at City College, San Francisco
Nigel spent 32 years in the food industry with both South African and multinational food companies focussing on R&D and manufacturing of nutritionally enhanced foods.
Based in South Africa, he also works as a consultant through his company Sunley Consulting, specializing in the commercial food science / nutrition interface and the regulatory management of food.
Based in Switzerland, Bénédicte has 15 years experience in consumer and sensory insights management.
She holds a Masters in Food Industry Techniques. She previously worked for Givaudan.
She is also part of the Agilery project team.
Derya has professional and vocational experience in nonprofit management, research, fundraising, strategic communications, graphic and website design, outdoor leadership, and photography, spanning cross-cutting sustainability issues.
She recently graduated from IHEID in Geneva, Switzerland where she specialized in Environment, Resources, & Sustainability.
Oswaldo da Costa e Silva, Ph.D.
Kevin’s career spans over 30 years in the field of both private sector and international development. Focusing on business development and marketing primarily in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Sectors being, Nutrition, Malaria prevention, Health Care, HIV, Child survival and Health. Has served as a consultant in a number of major development agencies.
He started his career in marketing and worked up to marketing manager for the food and nutritional products division of Nestle. Then was Marketing Director of Group Africa. He was also Business Head for Janssen Pharma in Africa, Head of Africa Business for Bard Healthcare (medical devises), GM for Acino Health care (Pharmaceuticals), as well as launching and running own business in consulting (nutritional and health care projects) and product development in Africa. Lastely he was also a founder of an advertising agency – Ingwe communications.
Laura is a pharmacist and nutrition scientist with a passion for staple food fortification, food safety, and maternal and child health in low-resource contexts.
She has managed research projects in Switzerland, Ghana, and India aiming to improve nutrition outcomes in women and children through fortified foods.
During her time at ETH Zurich and Cornell University she has collaborated with various stakeholders including GAIN and WFP.
An accomplished global executive with proven track record of creating value in human nutrition, pharma, and agricultural biotech industry leaders for 20+ years.
Oswaldo spent his corporate career at BASF and DSM Nutritional Products in various innovation roles. He founded his strategic, innovation consultancy, InnoCres Consultancy, in 2016.
In the human nutrition space, while at DSM Nutritional products, he led the staple food fortification business segment and was responsible for the business planning for the launch of Africa Improve Foods in Rwanda. A primary example of scaling up nutrition with an innovative and sustainable business model and governance.
As mentor and coach of MassChallenge, Switzerland, and industry expert at EIT Food, he has been very involved in the advising and coaching start-up companies.
Oswaldo is based in Germany.