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Meet our team

Get to know the people behind EIT Food. We are the world's largest food innovation community with colleagues working across Europe and beyond.

We are passionate about improving food together, and each of us brings our own unique perspective and expertise to the table; be that in Entrepreneurship, in Innovation, Education, Public Engagement or in Operations. . If you’d like to know more about what we do and to join our thriving community, please visit our Get Involved page.

Executive Management Team

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    Dr. Andy Zynga

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Charlotte Knowles

    Charlotte Knowles

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)
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    Jayne Brookman

    Chief Partnership Officer (CPO)
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    Saskia Nuijten

    Chief Brand & Communications Officer (CBCO)
    Richard Zaltzman

    Richard Zaltzman

    Chief Impact Officer (CIO)

Leadership Team

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    Dr. Adam Adamek

    Director of Innovation
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    Sonia Muñoz Blanc

    Director of Business Operations
    Benoit Buntinx

    Benoit Buntinx

    Director of Business Creation
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    Andrew Carlin

    Director of Missions and Strategic Programmes
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    Matt Eastland

    Director of Brand
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    Dr. Maarten van der Kamp

    Director of Education, EIT Food
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    Sofia Kuhn

    Director of Public Engagement


    Marja-Liisa Meurice

    Director EIT Food North and East Region
    Marie Elisabeth

    Marie-Elisabeth Rusling

    Head of Public Affairs
    Dr Georg Schirrmacher

    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher

    Director EIT Food West Region
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    Jente Schoutens

    Head of Community

    Dr. Martine van Veelen

    Director of EIT Collaboration
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    Begoña Pérez-Villarreal

    Director of EIT Food South Region

    Dr. Lucy Wallace

    Chief of Staff

Supervisory Board

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    Michiel de Ruiter

    Cybelle Royce Buyck

    Cybelle-Royce Buyck

    Thomas Engel

    Dr. Thomas Engel

    Katherine Foster

    Katherine Foster

    Pauline Lindwall

    Pauline Lindwall

    Joel Ludvigsen

    Joel Ludvigsen

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    Andrew Thomas

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    David Shem Tov

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    Dr. Michelle Williams