The Fi Global Advisory Board is designed to provide strategic guidance for the Fi and Hi event portfolio in order for the brand to achieve its objectives.
The members help ensure that the brand remains true to its mission through the Identification, prioritisation and mapping of key industry topics, current and future trends and challenges to the relevant market categories and key industry segments (namely ingredient suppliers and finished F&B manufacturers) They provide guidance in developing Fi Global business strategy, aligned to the needs of suppliers and buyers
Head of Innovation & NPD | Concept to Counter
“Innovation, flair, and food knowledge tempered with commerciality and a track record of success” A visionary Food Industry Executive with over 25 years of diverse and global experience in food retailing, food manufacturing and food service.
Possesses the ability to leverage culinary knowledge and manufacturing experience to identify opportunities to streamline processes and achieve cost-savings while maintaining quality standards and high consumer desirability. Leads and develops successful teams; inspiring loyalty and excellent performance from all team members to achieve strategic goals. Specialties: New Product Development for prepared foods. Buying, developing products, brands, marketing and merchandising for private label.Strategies for HMR departments.Creating retail destinations.
Daphne Llewellyn Davies
Business Development Manager | Campden BRI
My main responsibilities are to strengthen the relationship between the members and Campden BRI, investigate and create new opportunities in order to promote the services that Campden BRI can offer the food industry.
I act as project manager for 'special' events such as the International Trade Exhibitions where Campden BRI are represented and also the 25+ conferences and seminars produced by Campden BRI every year. Ex Vice Chairman of the Association of the British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) and I was also a member of the Fast Track Advisory Committee for Food from Britain. Specialties: Conference and exhibition planning, project management in the food and food science sector.
R&D Consultant | FWDMove
Innovation manager and consultant. B2B marketeer. Dialogue facilitator.Over 30 years of working experience in a wide range of industries. Strong background in food and chemistry.
Specialties: Strategy and Strategy Development; Independent Facilitation of Open Innovation (to ensure maximum trust and results); Innovation Management; Organisational Innovation ('Social Innovation'); Team Coaching; Project Management; Management Coaching; Scenario Planning; Business-to-Business Marketing; Branding and Identity; New Product and Service Development; Workshop Facilitation; Food Science and Technology.
Sales Director | Dr Paul Lohmann
Working in the Food Ingredient business for over 20 years. Starting from a traditional German baker apprenticeship followed by a food-technology degree at the University of Hohenheim.
My career started in technical service then switched to sales with a focus on problem-solving / adding-value to our customers projects.
Currently working in an independent family-owned medium-size-company with specialities ingredient business to global players but also to regional start-ups
Senior Marketing Director | Arla Foods
Global R&D Strategy Director | Unilever
I am passionate about translating breakthrough science and technology into game changing innovations and bringing these innovations to markets around the Globe. During my career I have built broad experience in Global Innovation Management, Strategy Development and Mergers & Acquisitions in the FMCG industry.
Specialties: R&D management, Strategy Development, Competitive Intelligence, M&A.
Consultant | Elm Lea Partners
Business Development, Innovation & NPD. Proven strategy development, based on 20+ years food, beverage, ingredients and nutraceuticals technical experience within R&D, consultancy and world-class B2B/B2C producers.
Includes smaller pioneering start-ups and major multi-nationals. Works with food and beverage producers; ingredient suppliers / distributors world-wide. Ingredient Areas: - Plant proteins; - Sustainable & essential oils & fats; - Nutraceuticials. Sectors: Nutrition; Bakery; Beverages / RTD; Dairy; Meat(- free)
Brand & Events Manager | Naturex
A graduate of ESC Dijon and the University of Strathclyde, I have gained through various positions I have held strong marketing skills: developing a brand strategy, identifying trends and consumer needs, development offers adapted to these needs, "differentiating" and high added value, operational monitoring, studies quali / quanti, project management and team development of a communication plan, an entertainment website, promotions.
Involved, enthusiastic, rigorous, comfortable in the conceptual as in execution, I still have a heart to reach my goals, individual and collective, and meet the challenges available to me.
Consultant - Food & Drink Innovation | ID2L
I have worked as a marketer/innovator within global Food & Drink companies (Mars, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Kraft/Mondelez) in both existing and new categories.
However, changing things for the better is slow especially "from the inside", so now I work "from the outside" as an innovator / extrapreneur, partnering with folks who are passionate about helping to change incrementally / radically for the better what we eat and drink everyday in the UK, Europe, China, the Caribbean etc. I am a conference speaker, a sometimes provocative (always ethical) blogger on FMCG/CPG matters and a beverage startup co-founder.