CEO and Co-Founder
Josh Tetrick is cofounder and CEO of JUST (formerly Hampton Creek), a San Francisco-based company on a mission to build a food system where everyone eats well. Prior to founding JUST, Tetrick led a UN business initiative in Kenya and worked for both former President Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As a Fulbright Scholar, Tetrick taught schoolchildren in Nigeria and South Africa and is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. Tetrick has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40.
Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
David Li has been contributing to open source software since 1990. He is member of Free Software Foundation, committer to Apache projects and board director of ObjectWeb. In 2010, he co-founded XinCheJian, the first hackerspace in China to promote hacker/maker culture and open source hardware. In 2011, he co-founded Hacked Matter, a research hub on maker movement and open innovation. In 2015, he co-founded Maker Collider, a platform to develop next generation IoT from Maker community. He is also the executive director of Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab which facilitate the collaboration between global smart hardware entrepreneurs and Shenzhen Open Innovation ecosystem.
Victoria De La Huerga
Vice President, ADM Ventures
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Victoria de la Huerga is vice president, ADM Ventures, for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In that position, she oversees efforts to drive organic growth through internal product development, external partnerships, and investments.
Prior to her current position, de la Huerga was global head of marketing and strategy for ADM’s WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients business unit. She has also served as head of North American beverage; head of Latin America & strategic planning; and head of North American technology and innovation for WILD Flavors.
Before joining ADM, de la Huerga spent 12 years in global product development at PepsiCo. and two years with Joseph E. Seagram & Son.
De la Huerga holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Sirius Venture Capital
Eugene Wong is the founder and managing director of Sirius Venture Capital (SVC), a venture capital company he founded in 2012. SVC invested in F&B companies such OJJ Foods, Paradise Restaurants, Qson Kitchen Equipment, Neo Group, Japan Foods Holdings, Ajisen China and Ajisen Japan. Recently, SVC invested in several Food Tech startups, such as Hargol Food Tech and SuperMeat from Israel; Agfunder and Chapul from USA and LaLaMove from HK. He is Chairman of CrimsonLogic and Global eTrade Services (GeTs). He is a Board member of AVA and Enterprise Singapore. He was previously the Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. An alumni of NUS and Harvard Business School.
Michael C Lin
Michael is currently serving as chief financial officer at Bravovia Capital, spearheading its impact investments in agricultural / aquacultural technology, renewables and educations. He believes in investments where a measurable social and/or environmental impact should be generated alongside a financial return. Michael has recently completed an investment deal in agricultural technology that aims to replace or minimize the use of the conventional harmful pesticide. At present, he is closely monitoring a portfolio company which has succeeded in revitalizing the aquaculture of a rare shrimp species, while being at the forefront of renewable plant projects that involve wind energy and biogas in Taiwan. Also working notably in the pipeline is an online education platform whose objective is to integrate academic learning with online role-playing games. With more than 10 years of experiences in equity research at top-tier investment banks and various roles at FMCG, Michael is adept at identifying potential startups with scalable business model, where Bravovia Capital is able to help streamlining the resources while accelerating the startups’ growth. Michael received his BCom from the University of British Columbia and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Ralph Graichen
Director, Food and Nutrition,
Biomedical Research Council
Dr. Ralph is currently Director, Food and Nutrition, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. In his current position with A*STAR, Ralph is working with strategic partners to administer and develop new initiatives and programmes in the research areas of food and nutrition. He has a co-appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with Nanyang Technological University, School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering. He also sits on the advisory panel of the Food Innovation & Resource Centre, Singapore Polytechnic as well as multiple grant review committees.
Ralph has over 12 years of experience in the local and global biomedical and nutrition industry. He was previously Research Operations Manager for Abbott Nutrition in Asia, establishing the R&D infrastructure and managing the research portfolio for Asia.
Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Ralph was Research Director for ES Cell International, the first organization to provide clinical grade embryonic stem cell lines to the world’s research community (now a subsidiary of Bio Time Inc).
Founder & CEO
ID Capital Pte. Ltd.
Isabelle has had a 20-year corporate career in the luxury industry, her last position was SVP Marketing & Communications for the Cognac brand Hennessy until she moved to Singapore in 2012 and set up ID Capital.
After looking at several emerging sectors to invest in she realized the FoodTech & AgriTech sectors were bound for dramatic change. The Future Food Asia platform was born mid 2016 out of the belief that challenges facing agriculture are often region-specific, and thus, the best minds to tackle these problems can be found within local teams. It aims at fostering innovation in food sustainability and multiplying investment opportunities across Asia Pacific. With her team they thus scout a few hundred startups year.
FFA is accelerated by the Future Food Asia Award, a regional startup competition, now in its second edition. To further its impact among Asian developing countries, ID Capital is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank on MATCh, an agritech acceleration program specific to the Mekong River region.
Lee Eng Keat
Economic Development Board
Mr. Lee Eng Keat oversees EDB’s various industry clusters including Logistics, Natural Resources and the International Organisations Programme Office.
Prior to this, Mr. Lee was responsible for EDB’s engagement of companies in the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and Oceania as International Director (Asia Pacific).
In his previous appointment as Regional Director (India), Mr. Lee has been actively working with Indian companies since 2007 and was instrumental in growing India’s presence in Singapore.
Mr. Lee concurrently headed the Communications department at the EDB in 2008. Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Lee was seconded to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as Assistant Director in the Sector Planning Division. Mr. Lee joined the EDB as a Senior Officer for the Infocomms and Media cluster in 1999.
KEE Ai Nah
Executive Director, Lifestyle
Mrs Kee is the Executive Director of Enterprise Singapore’s Lifestyle & Consumer Cluster, overseeing the development of Retail, Food Services and Food Manufacturing, and supporting enterprises in the Leisure, Hospitality and Education sectors.
Enterprise Singapore, formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the government agency championing enterprise development. With about 20 years of private sector experience in hospitality and retail, Mrs Kee joined SPRING Singapore in 2004 to synergise government efforts with the expertise of private sector stakeholders.
In her current role, she spearheads industry-wide initiatives, including the development of Industry Transformation Maps for the Retail, Food Services and Food Manufacturing sectors. She also leads FoodInnovate, a multi-agency initiative aimed at placing Singapore as the leading food and nutrition hub in Asia.
One of the strategies of FoodInnovate is to cultivate disruptive agrifood technology in Singapore. ID Capital is a key partner of FoodInnovate to establish the foundation of the Singapore startup ecosystem by scouting and selecting investable agrifood technology startups in Asia-Pacific region.
Mrs Kee graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Harvard Alumni.
Gary Scattergood runs William Reed Business Media’s operations in Asia and is Editor-in-Chief of FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia.
He has 14 years’ media, publishing and events experience having started his career as a newspaper journalist in UK, where he we went on to edit several regional titles.
He first joined William Reed in 2011 as an Editor of some of the company’s UK-based food and nutrition titles.
After two years, Gary moved on to take over the editorship of global travel-retail business titles Duty Free News International and Travel Retailer International, before moving to Asia to lead the region-wide teams for communications and advertising business publications PRWeek and Campaign.
He rejoined William Reed in August 2016 to open its first Asia office in Singapore and spearhead the expansion of its content, events and commercial activities across the region.
Gary has hosted, presented and moderated at conferences and awards shows around the world, and has regularly appeared on TV and radio to discuss the food and nutrition, travel and tourism, and media and marketing industries.
Johnson Zhu is a Partner at Tsing Capital, where he focuses on the smart technology, environmental protection and clean tech investments.
Prior to joining Tsing Capital, Johnson worked for Spring Capital and iResearch Capital with 5 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital investments across high-tech, environmental protection, new material and energy sectors. At Spring Capital, Johnson has led the investment of tens of millions of dollars in a leading smartphone design company and a clean technology company, which later went public on the main board of China stock exchange and the SEHK respectively. Johnson also had over 7 years’ experience in marketing, strategic planning and operation management and worked for multi-national companies including 3M, General Electric and Dow Jones – Wall Street Journal. Johnson holds a B.S. from Shanghai Normal University and an MBA from Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business.