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Meet the EIT Food team

Get to know the faces behind EIT Food. We are a pan-European organisation with colleagues spread throughout our 5 regional offices.

We are very passionate about changing the food system through our work and each of us brings our own perspective to the table; be that expertise in Entrepreneurship, in Innovation, in Education, Public Engagement or in Operations. So, you can either find us working hard within our regional teams or, within these exciting areas!

Management team

Dr. Andy Zynga
Dr. Andy Zynga CEO
Charlotte Knowles
Charlotte Knowles COO
Dr. Paola Giavedoni
Dr. Paola Giavedoni Innovation
Benoit Buntinx
Benoit Buntinx Business Creation
Saskia Nuijten
Saskia Nuijten Communication
Dr. Maarten van der Kamp
Dr. Maarten van der Kamp Education
Andrew Carlin
Andrew Carlin Director of Strategic Programmes
Regional Directors

Dr. Martine van Veelen
Dr. Martine van Veelen Director EIT Food West
Dr. Georg Schirrmacher
Dr. Georg Schirrmacher Director EIT Food Central
Jayne Brookman
Jayne Brookman Acting Director EIT Food North-West
Begoña Pérez-Villarreal
Begoña Pérez-Villarreal Director EIT Food South
Marja-Liisa Meurice
Marja-Liisa Meurice Director EIT Food North-East
Supervisory board

David Shem Tov
David Shem Tov
Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas
Dr. Michelle Williams
Dr. Michelle Williams