• CONFIRMED Speakers

    Lukas Visek

    Member of Cabinet Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans

    European Commission

    Roberta Bosurgi


    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

    Andy Zynga


    EIT Food

    Angelo Riccaboni

    Professor and Chair

    PRIMA Foundation

    Maxine Roper


    Connecting Food

    Ivan Stefanic​

    Programme Manager for food chain technologies, novel & sustainable food

    European Innovation Council

    Klaus G. Grunert

    Professor of Marketing

    Aarhus University

    Michiel de Ruiter


    EIT Food’s Supervisory Board

    Barbaros Corekoglu

    Strategic Relations Senior Manager

    EIT Food

    Rakesh Sharma

    R&D Director


    Chuck de Liedekerke



    Soil Capital

    Angela Magno

    R&D&I Project Manager, Director of Communication and Marketing


    Yoav Livney

    Professor, Biotechnology and Food Engineering

    Technion Israel Institute of Technology

    Simone K. Frey

    Managing Director

    Nutrition Hub

    Jochem Bossenbroek

    Co-founder and CEO


    Sasha Cohen Ioannides


    EIT Food

    Krzysztof Klincewicz​


    Faculty of Management

    University of Warsaw

    Nigel Scollan

    Professor and Director

    Institute for Global Food Security of Queens University Belfast

    Sofia Kuhn

    Head of Public Engagement

    EIT Food

    Jennifer Baker


    Vivien Boderea

    Digital Learning Unit Lead

    EIT Food

    Marta Erquicia González-Careaga

    Public Engagement Programme Manager

    EIT Food

    Hila Cohen​

    Head of Business Development & Chief of Staff

    WFP Innovation Accelerator

    Tiffanie Stephani

    Vice-President, European Government Relations and External Communications Yara International

    Sergio Neves

    Head of Open Innovation Roquette

    Matt Eastland

    Head of Brand & Content, EIT Food

    Vincent Mefflet

    CEO FEYDIN, C'est Qui le Patron Belgium

    Anna L Macready

    Professor School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading

    Stephane Durand

    Director Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre, Queen's University, Belfast

    Beatrix Wepner

    Innovation Systems and Policy, Austrian Institute of Technology 

    Natasha Foote

    Agrifood reporter at EURACTIV / Freelance journalist and moderator

    Jeroen Wouters

    Lead Global Connections, Foodvalley NL and Food Innovation Hub Europe

    Fabienne Ruault

    Public Engagement Programme Manager,
    EIT Food

    Iwona Kieda

    Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences​

    Matteo Sabini​

    European Food Information Council

    Lisette Pruis

    Mama’s Chef​

    Fulden Gencel

    EIT Food Hub Turkey - Foodback

    Lorena Savani

    Programme Manager Innovation, EIT Food

    Paola Giavedoni

    Director Innovation, EIT Food

    Maarten Van der kamp

    Director of Education, EIT Food

    Ilario Ingravallo

    Programme Manager Innovation, EIT Food

    Petra Wepner

    Senior Expert Advisor, Austrian Institute of Technology

    Yvonne McMeel

    KIC Partnership Manager - EIT Food - University of Reading

    Luca Cocolino

    Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Turin

    Gonçalo Amorim

    CEO, BGI – Portuguese Hub



    CEO, AgriFood Lithuania DIH – Lithuanian Hub

    Begoña Pérez Villarreal

    Director of EIT Food CLC South

    Daniel Matei

    Business Development Manager, Impact Hub Bucharest

    Grzegorz Brodziak

    CEO, Goodvalley Agro S.A, and Vice-president for Sustainability, Goodvalley Group

    Philip Fernández

    Agriculture Project Manager, EIT Food CLC South

    Mercedes Groba

    Programme Manager Innovation, EIT Food

    Oana Maria Pop

    Hype Head, Open Innovation

    Teresa Thiebaut

    Innovation Project Officer, EIT

    Karolina Łudzińska

    Lecturer Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw

    Anna Babich

    Corporate Communications Manager, Corteva Agriscience

    Tinna Brá Sigurðardóttir

    Human Resources Manager, Matís

    Aleksandra Nizynska

    D&I Officer, EIT Food

    Hannah Schmidberger

    Policy officer, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

    Ramojus Reimeris

    Economic and Policy analyst, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

    Laurent Bontoux

    Senior Foresight for Policy Expert, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

    Marie Ammann

    Business Creation Manager, EIT Food


    Lukas Visek - Member of Cabinet Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans. European Commission.

    Lukas Visek is a member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. In the context of the European Green Deal, his responsibilities cover the Farm to Fork Strategy, agriculture and the EU’s common agricultural policy as well as the zero pollution initiatives. He also advises on policies related to health, food safety and animal welfare. Lukas started working in the European Commission in 2001 after three years in the Czech Ministry of Agriculture. Lukas graduated as an economist from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

    Roberta Bosurgi - CEO. European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).

    Roberta Bosurgi is the CEO of EVPA, the investing for impact community, since September 2020. She has over 20 years of international corporate and management consulting experience. Her previous role was at Novartis Foundation, where she led a collective impact initiative for cardiovascular health in low-income urban settings, building multi-sector private-public partnerships and working with social enterprises on the journey to scale and financial sustainability. She has also covered international roles in strategy, business operations and market access at Novartis, and led large change/transformation programmes with McKinsey&Co.

    Andy Zynga - CEO. EIT Food.

    Before joining EIT Food, Andy built and turned around several businesses in Europe and the USA, and most recently engineered a successful exit for Open Innovation Service Leader NineSigma, which he ran for 10 years and sold in 09/2017. The majority of NineSigma’s clients are from the Agri-Food Industry. Other stations in his career include 6 years at KPMG Consulting, where he built an international telecommunication strategy practice, and 5 years at Vanco plc, where as CEO North America and Central Europe he was part of the Executive team that took the business public on the London Stock Exchange. Andy joined EIT Food as CEO in November 2018. Andy holds a Master’s degree that combines Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, and he earned a Doctorate’s Degree with a thesis on (Open) Innovation Management from RWTH Aachen.

    Angelo Riccaboni - Professor and Chair. PRIMA Foundation.

    Angelo Riccaboni is Chairman of PRIMA Foundation, created by 19 Countries and the EC to fund agrifood innovation, located in Barcelona. He also chairs the Santa Chiara Lab, an innovation center at the University of Siena. Former Rector of the University of Siena from (2010-2016), he is a member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Chair of the Regional Centre of the SDSN for the Mediterranean, Co-Chair of the SDSN Europe. A full Professor in Business Administration at the University of Siena, his main research interests relate to businesses’ governance and management systems for sustainability and to innovation in agrifood systems. He was Chair of the Association of Italian Rectors Foundation. He is also the Main Representative of the Italian Ministry for University of Research to the Mission Soil Health and Food within the Horizon Europe EC Programme.

    Maxine Roper - Co-founder. Connecting Food.

    Maxine Roper led a C-Level career in the food industry in the UK and France, where she lived the major pain points the industry is currently facing, in terms of supply chain inefficiencies leading to food waste, food safety problems, and the growing problem of the environmental and ethical concerns of producing food.

    She created Connecting Food in 2016 with Stefano Volpi, to help food players respond to these issues through a collaborative business platform.

    Maxine will participate as a speaker during the event, to show how they are connecting food actors, leveraging data and providing performance improvement tools to create economic and social value, in a mission towards a transparent, resilient and fair food system.”

    Ivan Stefanic​ - Programme Manager for food chain technologies, novel & sustainable food. European Innovation Council.

    Ivan Stefanic is a business development and technology transfer specialist with more than 30 years of international experience in research and business. Since 2013 he is EU IP Helpdesk Ambassador.

    Ivan is the founding and executive director of TERA TEHNOPOLIS Ltd. established in 2002 - very efficient and well-reputed ‘one-stop for technology-based entrepreneurs in the region. Besides the strategic EU initiatives: EEN, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, and EIT Food - TERA promotes the entrepreneurial spirit and European values.

    Ivan's signature program - Be the Role ModelTM was the 2017 National winner in European Entrepreneurship Promotion Award in the category: “Promoting the Entrepreneurial spirit“ and in 2018 in the category: “Investing in Entrepreneurial skills“. In 2021 - Be the Role ModelTM received outstanding recognition - becaming the best practice @ EU Knowledge Valorisation Platform.

    Ivan is also a Full Professor at the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek in the field of economics and entrepreneurship in agribusiness, and a Leader of the Research Group Agriculture and Resource Economics and Entrepreneurship. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Osijek and Pd.D. at the University of Zagreb. Ivan was a visiting scientist at Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and the University of Reading, the UK.

    He is passionate about gamification of learning experiences, mentoring students and young entrepreneurs, and enterprising university.

    Klaus G. Grunert - Professor of Marketing. Aarhus University.

    Klaus G. Grunert is Professor of Marketing at Aarhus University, and is the founder of the MAPP Research Center. He has done extensive research in the area of consumer behaviour, mostly with regard to food, and in making consumer insight useful in areas like new product development, market communication and public policy campaigns aimed at healthy and sustainable eating or other socially desirable behaviours. In particular, he has done research on quality perception and food choice, healthy eating, effects of nutrition labeling and of health claims, public acceptance of biotechnology, on how insight into consumer behaviour feeds into product development processes in food producing companies, and on competence development in the food industry. As director of MAPP, he has carried out numerous collaboration projects with the food industry, including several pan-European studies, and has participated in or led many EU FP projects. Having an h-index of 90, he is the author of 12 books, more than 250 academic papers in international refereed journals and numerous other publications. Klaus is a past president of the European Marketing Academy and was professor of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.

    Michiel de Ruiter - Chairperson. EIT Food’s Supervisory Board.

    Michiel de Ruiter is the chairperson of EIT Food’s Supervisory Board since February 2022.
    His fascination with food began during his studies at the Agricultural University of Wageningen. After his early professional life working with McKinsey in Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and Brussels, he worked in various companies as CEO in Switzerland and in The Netherlands, in the field of early life nutrition and food ingredients.
    Since September 2020, he has been active in various supervisory and advisory role, including in the food industry. Following his strong belief that companies have a major role to play in preserving this planet for future generations, he also became active in advising boards on sustainability.

    Barbaros Corekoglu - Strategic Relations Senior Manager. EIT Food.

    Barbaros Corekoglu (M) joined EIT Food in 2018 and responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with European and International Organisations, and works across EIT Food’s Innovation, Business Creation, Education and Public Engagement Departments in orchestrating collaborations for food system transformation. Prior to joining EIT Food, Barbaros has been advising multinational agrifood companies on agriculture, food, health and sustainability. He has been instrumental in the development of private-sector voluntary sustainability certification schemes of agricultural feedstocks, represented agrifood industries as expert at European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), and served at various international expert groups on food and environment. He has a MA in European Union, International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges.

    Rakesh Sharma - R&D Director. PepsiCo.

    Rakesh is R&D Director - Europe Sustainability and Northern Europe Foods at PepsiCo, one of the largest food and drink companies in the world, with brands including household names such as Pepsi, PepsiMAX, Lay’s, Quaker and Tropicana.

    During his 15+ career with PepsiCo R&D, Rakesh has worked on leading brands across Developed and Developing geographies. He started his journey in 2007 in Australia and New Zealand working on Sakata Rice Crackers and Red Rock Deli brands, followed by Quaker across APAC, MENA and India markets with a focus on the product development as well as managing overall R&D agenda. Rakesh has been working in Europe since March 2020 and, other than managing R&D agenda for Northern Europe, is leading Europe Sustainability agenda in R&D focussing mainly on Positive Choices.

    Andrew Voysey - Head of Impact and Carbon. Soil Capital.

    Andrew is Head of Impact and Carbon at Soil Capital, the regenerative agronomy firm that launched Europe’s first certified, multinational carbon payment programme for farmers in 2020.

    Andrew led the development of this programme, called Soil Capital Carbon, which has now seen more than 500 British, French and Belgian farmers enrol.

    Prior to Soil Capital, Andrew spent a decade building the sustainable finance practice at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. During this time, he led several industry collaborations between the finance and food and farming sectors. He was also an advisor on climate change to the Bank of England.

    Angela Magno - R&D&I Project Manager, Director of Communication and Marketing. Bioazul.

    Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Food Science & Technology. Her objective has been to combine both degrees by applying R&D&i to the food sector. She began her professional career in the quality department of several food companies and later focused on innovation and sustainability when she started working at Bioazul in 2011, with projects such as NanoBAK2 and FRESH-DEMO, SuWaNu Europe and RichWater. She has always been interested in outreach and communication. This interest has led her to be trained in marketing and communication, both at a business and scientific level, assuming these tasks in the company, as well as in numerous European R & D projects, in which she has led the strategy of dissemination of results, developed the corporate identity and brand image, organized events, etc. She is currently actively working on several projects within the EIT-Food that combine innovation, training and public engagement actions such as DigiFresh, RIS Water Scarcity, InformPack and Helfood.

    Yoav Livney - Professor, Biotechnology and Food Engineering. Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

    Prof. Yoav D. Livney [B.Sc. (Suma cum Laude, 1990) Food Engineering & Biotechnology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology; M.S. (1995) Food Engineering, UW Madison, Wisconsin, USA; PhD (2002) Food Engineering & Biotechnology Technion IIT; Post-Doc Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada], Head of the Lab of Biopolymers for Food & Health at the Biotechnology and Food Engineering Department, Technion IIT [2004- Lecturer; 2007- Asst. Professor, 2012-20 Assoc. Prof., 2020- Full Professor] is an expert in biopolymers, delivery systems for nutraceuticals and drugs, and alternative proteins. Authored >80 publications, 9 patents, Hindex=38, gave >50 invited & keynote talks at international conferences, and mentored 15 M.Sc. and 10 Ph.D. students. Editorial-Board Member in several reputed journals.

    Simone K. Frey - Managing Director. Nutrition Hub.

    Dr. Simone K. Frey is the managing director of NUTRITION HUB. The think tank leverages the knowledge of its expert community to create reports on the future of food and nutrition reaching almost 30,000 professionals in Europe. With her team of experts Simone advises food companies in innovation, product and communication strategies. Simone studied Nutrition Science and Food Economics in Giessen, Vienna and New York, completed her PhD at the University of Potsdam and was a scholar at ESMT Business School.

    Jochem Bossenbroek - Co-founder and CEO. Verdify.

    Jochem Bossenbroek, MSc, MBA, is strongly driven to create opportunities for health & sustainability through entrepreneurship. He is co-founder and CEO of Verdify since 2017 - aimed at unlocking the potential of personalised nutrition. He was CEO of Dutch biotech company BunyaVax that develops breakthrough vaccine technology from 2017 to 2019. In 2009 Jochem co-founded the life sciences consultancy firm ttopstart and was partner of the company for seven years. ttopstart was acquired by PNO Group in 2018. Jochem studied Life Sciences & Technology at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. He received a Master in Management & Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at VU University Amsterdam. He finished an Executive MBA at Rotterdam School of Management.

    Sasha Cohen Ioannides - FutureFoodMaker. EIT Food.

    Sasha is a lover of sustainability and innovation. This passion allows her to act as a FutureFoodMaker. She is currently pursuing her MSc in Business and Management at Stockholm School of Economics, allowing her to intern at Unilever.

    Sasha is the cofounder and board member to Ecotone Renewables, transforming food waste into fertiliser and electricity. She has previously been a PreCOP26 Youth Delegate and cofounding coordinator for YOUNGO Local Conference of the Youth Cyprus and she holds a BSc in Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon University.


    Krzysztof Klincewicz​ - Professor at the Faculty of Management. University of Warsaw.

    Krzysztof Klincewicz, professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. He specializes in the management of technology and innovation, with a particular interest in strategies of technology firms and R&D management. Prior to joining the University, he had worked in the high-tech industry in Poland, Finland, the UK, and at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Former expert of the Research and Innovation Observatory of the Joint Research Center, European Commission, member of the United Nations Technology Executive Committee and the first management board of EIT Food. Leader of the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project, focused on novel approaches to open innovation in the food sector through consumer co-creation.

    Nigel Scollan​ - Professor and Director. Institute for Global Food Security of Queens University Belfast.

    Nigel Scollan is Director of The Institute for Global Food Security and Professor of Animal Science at Queens University, Belfast. The Institute addresses key challenges around (1) Farms of the Future: developing paradigm shifts in agricultural practices to enhance profitability and sustainability without compromising biodiversity and ecological function; (2) Global Food Integrity: use of state-of-the-art approaches (analytical, molecular, computational) to improve the safety of global food supply chains and prevent fraud and (3) Nutritional challenges of the twenty-first century: better understanding of how human diet impacts a range of health outcomes and development of intervention strategies to maximise wellbeing.


    Professor Scollan conducted his PhD at The University of Edinburgh, followed by a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada before joining Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth in 1993 and subsequently Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University in 2008. He held a numbers of posts at IBERS including Waitrose Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Professor of Public Engagement with Science at Aberystwyth University, group leader Animal Systems and Director of Enterprise.


    Professor Scollan’s research is primarily related to designing improved systems for ruminant livestock, through the use of improved nutrition and genetics to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of the production systems. Improving nutritional quality is an important aspect of the research. Professor Scollan works closely with producers and other key stakeholders across value chains.


    Nigel is a Past President of the British Society of Animal Science and a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society in the UK and a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference.

    Sofia Kuhn​ - Head of Public Engagement. EIT Food.

    Sofia is heading up the Public Engagement Team at EIT Food. Within this context, Sofia is the founder of FoodUnfolded® (www.foodunfolded.com), EIT Food’s public-facing community engaged in dialogue around the origins and future of our food. EIT Food’s work on understanding consumer barriers and drivers in relation to food chain topics and innovations, also falls within Sofia’s remit. Before joining EIT Food, Sofia worked in various science communication and public outreach positions in research performing, funding and science information organisations across Europe. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences from King’s College London and a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London.

    Jennifer Baker - Journalist

    Better known as Brusselsgeek, Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio, and television for nearly 20 years, the last 8+ specialising in EU policy in the tech sector.

    She has worked across a wide range of media, from editing a national daily paper in Malta to reporting on European affairs for Middle Eastern television, and has a wealth of experience in navigating the political quagmire of the EU. As well as an address book packed with insider sources and contacts in Brussels, Jennifer is skilled at translating EU policy-speak into understandable English.

    Regularly listed as one of the top digital influencers in the EU bubble, Jennifer is a member of the Expert Council of the Good Technology Collective, is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, is on the also a GLG expert Council Member providing advice on EU Policy, and was named by Onalytica as one of the world’s Top 100 Influencers on Data Security 2016. She was also listed by Politico as one of the Top 20 Women Shaping Brussels in 2017.

    She has written for some of the biggest names in media, including ArsTechnica, Computerweekly, TheNextWeb, Macworld, PCworld, and The Register. She regularly features as an expert on BBC radio, SkyNews and others, and hosts Brussels’ must-watch weekly roundup show TOTW for Euractiv.

    Vivien Bodereau – Digital Learning Unit Lead. EIT Food.

    Vivien joined EIT Food Education team in 2018. In his role, Vivien manages a portfolio of online learning opportunities addressing topics such as sustainable food production, the relationship between food and health and circular economy principles, available all year round for all curious minds. He is involved in the learning design, course production and promotion, as well as the courses’ facilitation and assessment. He has been instrumental in reaching the milestones of 100,000 learners in October 2021 and is implementing strategies to reach the next thousands of EIT Food e-learners.

    Since 2021, Vivien is also co-leading the EIT Food Youth Mission programme, which aim at developing awareness over healthy and sustainable food systems, and providing children with the appropriate knowledge to make dietary choices that promote food sustainability.

    Vivien received a Master in Design and Management of European Projects at the University of Western Brittany, France.

    Marta Erquicia González-Careaga – Public Engagement Programme Manager. EIT Food.

    Marta joined EIT Food in early 2022 and is Public Engagement Programme Manager.

    She works on different projects that engage with consumers making sure that the consumer perspective is considered in all areas of EIT Food’s work.

    She has spent the last 15 years working in projects related to the promotion of transparency mainly in Latin America and now in the agrifood sector.

    Marta holds a degree in European Project Management and in Journalism.

    Hila Cohen – Head of Business Development & Chief of Staff. WFP Innovation Accelerator.

    Hila is the Head of Business Development and the Chief of Staff at the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator. She connects the Accelerator with global innovation networks, companies, governmental bodies, and other UN agencies to work towards Zero Hunger. Hila has utilised her extensive background in private sector innovation and start-up ecosystems in combination with her experience in WFP operations since joining the Accelerator in 2015 when it was founded.

    Hila’s leadership in the team contributed to the Accelerator being named as one of the ‘Best Workplaces for Innovators’ (2020, 2021) and an ‘Innovation Team of the Year' (2020) by Fast Company, for ongoing work in sourcing, nurturing, and scaling innovative start-ups focused on reducing global hunger. Accelerator-supported innovations utilizing blockchain, artificial intelligence, agri-tech, enhanced supply chains, and new business models, positively affected the lives of 9 million people in 2021 alone. The Accelerator’s diverse activities now enable external entities such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanitarian Grand Challenge, and other UN agencies to work towards the full range of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Prior to joining WFP, Hila advised high-tech clients as a corporate lawyer at a leading Tel Aviv firm. She holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Haifa (Israel).

    Tiffanie Stephani– Vice-President, European Government Relations and External Communications Yara International

    Tiffanie Stephani is heading the Government Relations and External Communications at Yara Europe (cf. Yara European Footprint | Yara International), the market leader in plant nutrition in Europe. Truly inspired by Yara’s vision of a world without hunger and a planet respected, Tiffanie works actively to promote climate-friendly crop nutrition and zero-emission energy solutions such as green ammonia. She joined Yara Region Europe in January 2021.
    Prior to this, Tiffanie has been working as Senior Agriculture and Environment Manager at Fertilizers Europe, representing the interests of the majority of mineral fertilizer manufacturers in the European Union, between March 2016 and December 2020. She started her career in European Government Relations and in the agriculture sector about 15 years ago as a policy officer in the European & environmental affairs department of the German Farmers’ Association (Deutscher Bauernverband, DBV) in Brussels. Tiffanie (a French native) holds a university degree in political science from “Sciences Po Lille” and a master's degree in European public management.

    Vincent Mefflet- CEO FEYDIN-C'est Qui Le Patron?! Belgium

    Since 2005, Vincent Mefflet is the founder of FEYDIN Management consulting and later co-founder of CERVO Hospitality.

    This new entrepreneur life allowed him also to become a social entrepreneur (member of the BE-impact platform) and manage the consumer initiative

    C'est Qui Le Patron / Wie is de baas? with the aim to promote local and sustainable food associated with a new culture of transparency and collective governance.

    Before this entrepreneur life, he was in charge for many years of the commercial strategy and performance for the whole Orange group B2B footprint. Vincent is Ingénieur-Maître en Management (Université Clermont 1) and achieved post-graduate studies in International Management at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand.

    Fabienne Ruault - Public Engagement Programme Manager, EIT Food

    Fabienne Ruault joined EIT Food in 2018 and is Public Engagement Programme Manager.

    She focuses on the implementation of EIT Food projects designed to engage with different audiences through sharing knowledge and creating dialogue and engagement.


    She has spent the last 12 years working as a programme manager on diverse European Projects at the European Commission and at EIT Food. Fabienne has two master's degrees in European Studies and Law from the University of Strasbourg and the IEHEI.

    Matt Eastland - Head of Brand & Content, EIT Food

    Matt is the Head of the Brand & Content team for EIT Food, responsible for Media, Digital, Brand and Community communications. Matt is also the host of EIT Food’s Food Fight podcast with a 50,000 listenership, which explores the greatest challenges facing the food system and the innovators and entrepreneurs looking to solve them. Prior to joining EIT Food, Matt worked in various positions in the sustainability and energy sectors covering communications, marketing, CSR and clean tech scouting. He has a BSc in Politics from Warwick University and an MSc in Renewable Energy from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

    Anna Macready - Associate Professor, University of Reading · School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

    Anna Macready, Associate Professor at the University of Reading’s School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is a psychologist and public health nutritionist specialising in consumer behaviour and marketing at the University of Reading. Anna has worked on EIT Food TrustTracker® infrastructure project since its inception in 2017. Her other research interests include consumer behaviour change, personalised nutrition, food waste and the co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities.