Empowered by 14 global leaders: advisory board of Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem

We are very pleased and proud to announce the advisory board of our Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem. Since 2019, with the strong support of Protein Industries Canada and 40 industry leaders, the EcoSystem has grown to more than 300 industry leaders from 110+ organisations.

The EcoSystem is working toward the acceleration of the protein transition of more plant-based diets, produced in a sustainable way. An abundant supply of proteins for food, feed and pet food markets will increase our food security for a growing world population.

The EcoSystem is ready for another acceleration with guidance and leadership from active and current EcoSystem partners. The Dream Team advisory board partners are:
Sonja Kalkhoven, R&D director, Upfield
Stacy Pyett, protein program manager, Wageningen University & Research
Anne Louise Nielsen, director, Danish Technological Institute
Denis Chereau, CEO, Pivert & Improve
Chris Thoen, director North America innovation, Bühler
Chris Anderson, CTO, Protein Industries Canada
Akshay Arora, global technical manager — plant-based proteins, Ingredion
Adam Janczuk, VP global R&D – Nourish, IFF
Luis Angel Fernandez, VP strategic development flavors, Mane
Dirk Hermann, head of R&D, Simply V
Michel Mellema, head of science & technology — new meat, Unilever
Monjur Hossen, senior food designer, plant-based protein, Kellogg Company
Harshal Kshirsagar, VP of R&D alternative proteins, Tyson
Christophe Schmitt, group leader proteins, Nestle Research Centre

“The advisory board will ensure a solid foundation for the EcoSystem and will inspire all of us to raise the bar even higher. Their vision on the future from a food brand, ingredient and processing supplier, research and university points of view will create a thought-leading platform for the food and protein industry. We are excited that these experts are willing to lead all of us into new territories,” says Gerard Klein Essink, founder & CEO of Bridge2Food and the Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem.

Learn more about the Ecosystem here > https://bit.ly/3jAPDCA

Connect to join the EcoSystem here > https://bit.ly/3oC3M5c

Check out our LinkedIn Showcase page here > https://bit.ly/3tb71TN