Each year, we are delighted to welcome new industry experts, dedicating their support to help applicants tackle impactful agrifood challenges. Our pride swells as we now boast a remarkable lineup of over 200 experts, whose collective knowledge and commitment enrich our initiative.
Varun Baker | Enterprise Architect
Call me a tech guru, problem solver and digital architect. With 18+ years in enterprise-level industry experience, I’m passionate about business communications, operational management, and cutting-edge software engineering. My expertise lies in designing web services and website architectures based on open standards.
Beatriz Jacoste Lozano | Director
Beatriz is driven by a passion for creating a delicious and resilient food future for all. At KM ZERO Food Innovation Hub, her mission is to assist startups, corporations, institutions, and people operating in the food system to become future-proof through investment, partnerships, strategy, and the Fooduristic multimedia platform.
Edible Planet Ventures
Sharon Cittone | Founder
Sharon Cittone is G100 Global Chair 4 Food Innovation, Food Tech Junkies Podcast Host, Board Member, Mentor and Advisor. She has been at the forefront of building and growing the global food and agritech ecosystem for the better part of a decade. She is recognized as one of the women changing our food system by both Forbes and Food Tank.
New York University
Daniel Obermeyer | Postdoctoral Research Scholar
After finishing his PhD at the Technical University of Munich he accepted the senior research position at New York University. His field of study is the potential of blockchain technology to disrupt established digital platform models. He has found a startup and led 180DC Munich eV, and has hands-on experience as an agile coach and coding in python and solidity.
Wageningen University & Research
Sjaak Wolfert | Ambassador Digital Innovation in Agri-Food
Sjaak is Senior Scientist and Theme Ambassador on ‘Digital Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems’ at Wageningen University & Research. He is scientific coordinator of projects such as the Internet of Food and Farm 2020, SmartAgriHubs and DATA4FOOD2030, president of the European Federation of ICT in Agriculture (EFITA), author of numerous scientific papers and a regular speaker at international conferences.
Lise Colyer | Founder
Editorial director, marketing and communications leader with an exceptional background in the corporate, government and charity sectors. Former news journalist on UK nationals. Via my role at Omni action I bring experts and activists together to create a unified global framework measuring and monitoring the social, environmental and nutritional impacts of the food system, namely across: Labour rights, Land sovereignty, Environmental impact, Nutrition and Food safety.
Games Forest Club
Pavlos Georgiadis | Head of Ecosystem Restoration
International researcher, consultant and knowledge broker with 15+ years of experience across the public, private and civil society sectors in 20+ countries. Supporting sustainability champions and visionary teams who need strong scientific, project management and fieldwork capacity to deliver robust food systems, climate and biodiversity strategies. Curious about novel applications of open data, blockchains and game mechanics to Nature-Based Solutions.
Vegan Food Law
Mathilde Do Chi | International Markets
Mathilde Do Chi is a food law consultant specialized in international alternative protein regulations. Before becoming an independent consultant, she worked across the board both in the public and private sectors, namely for law firms, an IP consultancy, the FAO of the UN, the French and Japanese governments, vegan certification organisations, a food multinational (ADM), and a public affairs consultancy.
The New Paradigm
Danny Hoekzema | Founder, Attorney-at-law
Danny is a seasoned specialist in a range of legal domains. As trusted advisor, he advises organisations on legal strategy, commercial contracting and European data protection regulations, among other things. His central objective is to establish empowering legal structures for post-growth and socially and sustainability driven entrepreneurship.
Mandla Nkomo | Chief Growth Officer
Mandla has over 20 years’ experience in the agrifood sector working with and within start-ups and managing agricultural development programs that promote inclusive and sustainable value chains. In the last few years, a lot of that work has focused on unlocking the promise of digital technologies and science to unleash the potential within the sector.
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Tayfun Bahsi | Founder
He’s skilled in sustainable finance, agri-value chain, and consultancy. His leadership in multi-actor projects shines, backed by business development acumen and a focus on purposeful investing. His passion for digitalization and exceptional communication align him with the future of sustainability, ready to meet ambitious targets in a rapidly changing business world.
Alia Badreldin | Managing partner – Digital Transformation
Alia brings 20 years of Digital Transformation experience, having advised companies of all sizes – from ideas, startups , governments and multinationals. Now laser focused on growing AgriFoodTech startups. Alia brings a fresh and mature perspective centered around the customer experience in digital product development.
Anas BaChar | Founder
Anas is a big believer in the Africa and the Middle-East economic integration & endless synergies. He is actively leading the effort, from the UAE, in the Regenerative Ag, AgriFoodTech & Agri-businesses’ sectors. He is witnessing a solid trend for the UAE – the hub of the MEASA region – to become the number one “manufactory” for AgriFoodTech.
T.S Amjath-Babu | Agricultural Economist
Dr.T.S Amjath-Babu is an agricultural economist with 15 years of experience in the climate-agriculture-