Featured: eight summit speakers
The Foodvalley Summit will host a lot of speakers from all over the world to share their knowledge on Shaping the future food systems together. Let us introduce eight to you: Isabel Boerdam, Ahmed Khan, Michiel van Deursen Jochem Bossenbroek, Edith Schippers, Nard Clabbers, Leo den Hartog and Arjen van Tunen. Isabel Boerdam Isabel
The Foodvalley Summit will host a lot of speakers from all over the world to share their knowledge on Shaping the future food systems together.
Let us introduce eight to you: Isabel Boerdam, Ahmed Khan, Michiel van Deursen Jochem Bossenbroek, Edith Schippers, Nard Clabbers, Leo den Hartog and Arjen van Tunen.
Isabel is the founder of Green food Lab and de Hippe Vegetariër, initiatior of Week Zonder vlees, and wrote the Vegabijbel. She is a driven entrepreneur with a big love for sustainable nutrition, thinking outside of the box and boosting the social conversation. She is also part of the Foodvalley board and will be the host of all three themes’ news sessions.
Ahmed Khan will join us from Canada. He is a cellular agriculture consultant and the founder of CellAgri, a news and market insights startup exploring the future of food with cellular agriculture. Ahmed is also the author of the first cellular agriculture ebook, ‘An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture’, an easy-to-read introduction to the field.
Michiel van Deursen
Michiel is founder and vegan investor at Capital V. As an early investor of The Vegetarian Butcher (acquired by Unilever in 2018), Michiel experienced the massive growth of the plant based food space from up close. Michiel is currently investing in solely plant-based companies who focus on materials, health and food. Companies that are transforming the world to one that is more sustainable by eliminating animals from the production system.
Jochem is co-founder and CEO of Verdify since 2017. Verdify develops AI-powered software for enabling personalized nutrition in the food industry, targeted at creating shortcuts to healthy eating. Creative thinking, problem solving and strategy building are Jochem’s favorite topics. Social impact is his main driver. Jochem studied Life Sciences & Technology at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. He received a master’s in management & Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at VU University Amsterdam. He finished an Executive MBA at Rotterdam School of Management.
Former Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, currently President of DSM Nederland professionally and Chairman of the Board of Foodvalley NL. Edith Schippers is in a personal capacity our guest of honor during the Food & Health Summit.
After his study of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Nard Clabbers worked for the food industry for more than a decade as the liason between marketing and science for many different brands and products. In 2011 Nard joined Dutch research organization TNO to lead their nutrition and health team. He then set up the world’s largest public-private research consortium on personalized nutrition and health. His current position is Chief Science Officer for the startup company FoodNed.com. FoodNed helps consumers choose and buy the best foods based on their personal profile.
Leo den Hartog
Professor Dr Leo den Hartog is director of R&D at Nutreco and part-time professor in “Animal Nutrition in a Circular Economy” at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Den Hartog’s extensive experience in animal production is reflected in over 450 scientific and applied articles and seven books as author or co-author. To date, he has given more than 750 lectures in over 40 different countries. He has also been chairman of Dutch trade missions on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa.
Arjen van Tunen
Arjen van Tunen is an experienced CEO of KeyGene in ag biotech and Foodvalley boardmember. Van Tunen acquired a lot of experience in F&C and particularly also on IPR management and IPR enforcement. He is proud to contribute to a sustainable and more productive agriculture in an international context.