Reconnecting the animal food value chain for human, animal and planetary health

We face the urgent need of transforming our food system to provide safe, healthy and affordable diets for a growing population within the limits of our planet. Making the animal food chain more sustainable has a huge potential to create a positive environmental and socioeconomic impact in near future. Our panelists from academia and industry with background in sustainable food systems, animal and human nutrition, and feed and food processing technology will discuss needs and opportunities, and how science based solutions and collaborative innovation can contribute to reconnect the fragmented value chain for a more resilient food system.


Béatrice Conde-Petit, Food Science Officer, Bühler Group, Switzerland

Béatrice Conde-Petit holds the position of Food Science Officer for the Bühler Group. She drives strategic innovation projects at the interface between science, technology and business around the world. Beatrice is responsible for Bühler’s Future of Food Program with focus on sustainable feed & food supply leveraging collaborative innovation with customers, academia, startups and suppliers.
Béatrice Conde-Petit holds a Diploma and PhD in Food Science & Technology from ETH Zürich. Before joining Bühler in 2008 Béatrice worked at ETH Zurich for 20 years as researcher, lecturer and consultant to the international food industry.


Dr. Jeroen Dijkman, Nestlé, Agricultural Research and Development, Switzerland

Jeroen Dijkman is Nestlé’s Head of Agricultural Research and Development. He has worked for over 30 years with bi- and multi-lateral donors, i-NGOs, international and national research centres, the World Bank, UN agencies and the private sector in all major regions of the world on finding ways to use research and innovation to transition agri-food systems towards more productive but also more sustainable and socially inclusive pathways


Dr. Erika S. Georget, Head of Food Bioprocessing, Bühler, Switzerland

Erika Georget graduated in Food Science & Technology from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires (France) and obtained a PhD in Food Process Engineering from the University of Hanover (Germany). She joined the Bühler Group in 2015, as part of the International Management Graduate Program of the group, first in London (UK) and subsequently in the headquarters in Uzwil (Switzerland). She held roles within R&D and product management. In 2018, she joined the Future of Food program within Bühler’s Corporate Technology department where she oversees activities in the Food Bioprocessing space on group level. In this role, she works at the interface between business and technology teams to develop and commercialize the food processing solutions of tomorrow.


Pierre-Joseph Paoli, President Feed Additives, Ingredients & Amino Acids, ADM Animal Nutrition, France

Pierre-Joseph brings to the table over 20 years of deep knowledge in the energy and animal nutrition sectors. In his current role as the president for additives, ingredients & amino-acids, he manages the operational and financial performance of ADM’s animal nutrition business across the globe. He’s also a key contributor to ADM’s sustainability goals, and is passionate about launching new feed solutions that optimize animal efficiency while minimizing environmental impact. Pierre-Joseph holds a MSc of Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris and Oxford University as well as an MBA from INSEAD.


Clément Ray, Co-founder & President InnovaFeed, France

Clément Ray is the co-founder and President of InnovaFeed, an innovative biotechnological company that produces a new source of proteins from insects (Hermetia Illucens) for animal feed in general and for aquaculture more specifically. InnovaFeed will become Europe’s largest insect producer with the inauguration of its second industrial site in France in February 2020.

Before founding InnovaFeed, Clément worked at McKinsey & Co on economic development and agricultural growth strategies. He graduated from Columbia University (US) and Ecole Centrale Paris (France).


Dr. Daniel Ramon Vidal, Distinguished Research Fellow Microbiome Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)

Dr. Daniel Ramon Vidal has a PhD in Biology from the University of Valencia. He carried out post-doctoral stays in the Wageningen University of Agriculture. He was Professor of Food Technology at the University of Valencia and Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council. In 2003 he founded the company Biopolis acquired by ADM in 2017. His technological results are protected by thirty patent families. He has published more than 160 articles in prestigious international journals indexed in the Science Citation Index.

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