CEO of WWF France
Researcher & Innovation Specialist
Co-Director of the FoodLab 2.0 Lab Paris
Farmer, Chairman of Passions Céréales
Oceanographer, Founder of BioMarine
Founder Seed 2 Growth Ventures
Director CPG & Retail, Dassault Systèmes
Founder of ColdHubs
Urban food logistics expert, Global 78
Neuroscientist, Co-Founder of Chiasma
CEO and Co-Founder of AeroFarms
Anthropologist of Food, CIRAD
French solo yachtwoman, Isabelle Autissier is the first woman to have sailed around the world in a competition.
Agronomist specialized in halieutic resources, writer, radio broadcaster staging performances on the sea and the environment, she is also a board member of the “French Southern and Antarctic territories” and an ambassador for the International Federation for Human Rights.
Vice-chair of the group in charge of ‘the delicate meeting between the sea and the earth’ within the political process known as the « Grenelle de la mer (the sea)», holder of the French distinctions “Ordre national du Mérite” and « Légion d'honneur, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres », she is also the Chair of WWF-France (elected in December 2009).
Alexandre joined Unigrains in 2013 after 5 years with Ernst & Young Cleantech and Sustainability. He is an Agricultural engineer (AgroParisTech) and holds an EDDEE Master from ParisTech.
Richard C. Delerins, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the Food 2.0 LAB Paris, Associate Research Scholar at CNRS and the Sorbonne Universty (ISCC); UCLA Distinguished International Scholar. He teaches and lives in Los Angeles and Paris.
His work focuses on eating habits and food behaviors through the lens of genomics and big data. His research deals with the concepts of “nutritive strategies” and "cognitive consumption" in Europe, North America and Asia (China, Korea, Japan). Richard C. Delerins explores the challenges of 21st century cuisines, preserving the environment and culinary traditions that relate to both identity and migratory patterns and the simultaneously nutrigenomic challenge of feeding our taste buds in consonance with our genes. His current field work in France, California and Asia, deals with the "Millennials": How they reshape our modes of consumption (food preferences, product design, etc.) and promote a new "culture of the self".
Dr. Richard C. Delerins was awarded the NIVEA CNRS Prize in Social Sciences (Nutrition) for his work ; he has taught and lectured at UCLA, UC Davis, Harvard University, EHESS, CNRS, Sorbonne University.
A grain farmer, Philippe Dubief grows wheat, winter barley, corn, rapeseed and soybeans across 350 hectares in the center of France.
Philippe began his career as a member of the Board of Directors of the Departmental Committee, then the regional council of young farmers and administrator of the FDSEA 21 commission on plant production. He is currently a Director at CERFRANCE Bourgogne Franche-Comté, a member of the AGPB Bureau and Chairman of Passions Céréales.
Philippe engages producers and all stakeholders in the grains sector in favor of creative, innovative effective and efficient communication, adapted to best meet the needs of individuals and society.
Pierre Erwes is a serial connector and a blue catalyst. Oceanographer with later specialization in IT and marketing, he is an entrepreneur who has over thirty years of international experience, primarily in the areas of marine bio resources and biotechnologies. From 1987 to 2008 he exercised managerial responsibilities at several companies and international groups.
In 2008, he launched BioMarine the international platform dedicated to marine bio-resources, recognized as the broker for Innovation, the broker for international collaborations, and the broker for investment. In 2013 Pierre Erwes launched the BioMarine International cluster’s association. Under the honorary chairmanship of HSH prince Albert II of Monaco, BICA’s Mission is to foster new direct business opportunities based on region to region direct collaboration. In 2016 he launched BlueGen a French non-profit organization created in order to establish the first international trans-sectoral blue business, employment and education platform. Recently, he joined the Benthos Biosciences Group in Shenzhen China, as Vice president and Director for Europe and Canada. He is also part of the expert group for the European commission DG Mare and H2020.
As Co-Founder of S2G Ventures he has been a principal force in developing the S2G mission, culture, strategy and team. Through his work, he has pioneered system investing as a strategy for investing into food and agriculture and applied this approach in building the S2G portfolio of 25 companies. As Managing Director, Victor led the S2G investments into Beyond Meat, sweetgreen, Ripple, Maple Hill Creamery, Apeel Science, Ataraxis. FishPeople and Lavva. He is presently on the Board and Executive Chairman of Lavva.
He is Founder and Chairman of FoodShot Global, an innovative grand challenge and investment platform with partners Rabobank, MARS, The Rockefeller Foundation, Generation Investment Management, The Innovation Institute for Food and Health at UC Davis, The Walton Family Foundation and The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
He was named by Forbes Magazine one of the Top 25 deal makers and influencers in Consumer Products in 2016 and generally regarded as one of the most influential investors in food and agriculture in the USA.
As Director for Business Consulting for Consumer Goods, Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail for Dassault Systèmes, Bastien is responsible for running worldwide business development and value engagements with customers across the company’s portfolio: design / formulation and simulation, PLM, manufacturing, supply chain planning and optimization, merchandising, sales and marketing solutions. He currently runs a team of 10 business consultants spread across the world supporting direct and indirect channels.
Before that, Bastien was Sales and Services Director for 3DVIA, one of the brands of Dassault Systèmes where Bastien built a global go to market, onboarding channel partners and winning new global customers like Ikea, Nobia or Leroy Merlin.
Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Bastien has been creating and managing software startups for 10 years. He was during 5 years CEO and co-founder of Scan & Target, a natural language processing for big data company leading several rounds of investments with VCs and signing customers like TF1, Canal +, FDJ. He spent the prior 5 years as Managing Director and CFO for Digiplug, a CMS software provider helping music majors like Universal Music, Sony BMG or Warner Music with their digital transformation challenges leading to its acquisition by Accenture.
Bastien is a French Certified Public Accountant and Legal Auditor and holds an eMBA from HEC Paris.
Nnaemeka is a farmer, innovator, and social entrepreneur; Executive Director of Smallholders Foundation Ltd. /Gte. and CEO of ColdHubs Ltd.
He founded Smallholders Foundation in 2003 to inform, educate and improve the livelihood of rural small farmers, using educational radio programs and leading field practical demonstrations. The organization uses its Smallholder Farmers Rural Radio Network to reach an estimated 250,000 farmers with daily agriculture, environmental management and marketing messages. It has trained 4,500 young Nigerians in agriculture and environmental management, establishing 14 youth owned farms. It has given out 18 months duration microloans to more than 350 women farmers and distributed planting materials to more than 7,000 farmers.
His recently launched for-profit company, ColdHubs Ltd., which assembles and installs solar powered walk-in cold rooms that provide 24/7 off-grid storage and preservation of perishable foods in off grid markets and farms. Fresh produce is placed in clean plastic crates and these crates are stacked inside the cold room. Cold room temperature of 5°C extends the freshness of fruits, vegetables and other perishable food to about 21 days instead of 2 days without refrigeration.
Nnaemeka, is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur who has been recognized worldwide with more than 27 local and international awards, for his innovations that improves the yield and income of smallholders. His work has been supported by The World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNDP, UNHABITAT, IFAD, FAO, UNESCO, The Mulago Foundation, Perry Foundation, Halloran Philanthropies, Stem van Afrika Foundation, The French Government, The Qatar Foundation, The Clinton Foundation…
Andrew is a supply chain professional with over 30 years’ international experience in the food and drink sector. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT (UK), holds the Diploma of the Institute, and has the degree of MPhil from Loughborough University.
In 2011 he founded Global 78 as an independent niche consulting practice. Based in the UK, it has an international multi-disciplinary professional team working to discover new perspectives for enhanced value, true cost-efficiency, resilience and sustainability across extended supply chains. Clients include manufacturers, leading grocery retailers, port operators, property developers, trade associations, government organizations and universities.
Andrew co-authored ‘Making the Brazil Connection – managing risk in the international supply chain’ and ‘India Agri-food Supply Chains: Overview and Opportunities’ (published by UKIBC). He also speaks at conferences on topics related to food security issues at global, regional, national and local level.
Recently, he was the lead author for the landmark report ‘Feeding London 2030 – Facing the logistical challenge’ published by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA). This report explored the critical issues around increasing urbanization, rapidly changing consumer expectations, and how stakeholders can shape an effective logistical response. Although focused on London, its message can be applied across many different large city environments.
Dr. Albert Moukheiber is a researcher in neuroscience and a clinical psychologist. He worked for 10 years at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, focusing on anxiety disorders and resilience. Currently, Dr. Moukheiber is a teacher of clinical psychology and psychopathology at Paris University 8.
Along with fellow researchers, Dr. Moukheiber founded Chiasma, a structure focused on critical reasoning and mental flexibility; in particular the way that opinions are shapes and decisions made. He is also a regular speaker sharing the latest scientific knowledge about how cognition and behavior impact daily life.
David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments.
David is a member of the World Economic Forum where he co-Chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. He is also a member of the B20 Sustainable Food System Taskforce, which advises the G20. In addition, David serves as a Managing Trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center.
David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in Fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver metals.
Chelsie Yount-André is a postdoctoral fellow in the Anthropology of Food at the CIRAD research institute in Montpellier, France. Her research focuses on urban eating practices, food and morality, and practices of food sharing in transnational families. Trained as a linguistic anthropologist, her research highlights the ways that the global political economy shapes micro-level interactions surrounding food in families’ everyday lives.
She received a joint Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University (Evanston) and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris).
Her work has been published in the journals Food and Foodways, Africa, and the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. She has recently presented her research to international audiences at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and Hamburg University’s Institut für Ethnologie.
She is member of the research group UMR Moisa, which focuses on the ways that markets, organizations, institutions, and actors’ strategies are mutually imbricated in shaping eating practices.
Her current ethnographic project considers the intersections of economics and ethics in the corporate sector, examining the moral discourses businesses use to reckon with consumer’s increasing mistrust in the food industry, evidenced by the loss of market share among multinational food corporations.