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Meet our 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

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    Dr. Andy Zynga

    CEO
    Charlotte Knowles

    Charlotte Knowles

    COO
    Benoit Buntinx

    Benoit Buntinx

    Director of Business Creation
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    Andrew Carlin

    Director of Strategic Programmes
    Dr Paola Giavedoni

    Dr. Paola Giavedoni

    Director of Innovation
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    Dr. Maarten van der Kamp

    Director of Education, EIT Food
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    Saskia Nuijten

    Director of Communication

Regional Directors

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    Jayne Brookman

    Director EIT Food North-West
    Marja-Liisa Meurice

    Marja-Liisa Meurice

    Director EIT Food North-East
    Dr Georg Schirrmacher

    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher

    Director EIT Food Central
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    Dr. Martine van Veelen

    Director EIT Food West
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    Begoña Pérez-Villarreal

    Director EIT Food South

Supervisory board

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    Michiel de Ruiter

    Chairperson
    Cybelle Royce Buyck

    Cybelle-Royce Buyck

    Thomas Engel

    Dr. Thomas Engel

    Katherine Foster

    Katherine Foster

    Pauline Lindwall

    Pauline Lindwall

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    Andrew Thomas

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    David Shem Tov

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    Dr. Michelle Williams