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
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
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.
Marketing Communication Manager | Bunge Loders Croklaan
Getting under the skin of customers to understand their needs. Specialties: International company culture.
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.
Head of Innovation, Advanced Mobility | BP
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.
Head of Membership & Training | Campden BRI
For the last 25+ years, I have been supporting companies of all sizes across the whole agri-food supply chain to survive and grow; providing support in areas related to food safety, quality, exporting, efficiency of operations/sustainability and innovation (product, process and packaging). I am passionate about food safety/quality, training, learning & development, and achieving culture excellence in food businesses through behaviour change. I am also passionate about encouraging young talents to have a career in the food industry.