Thought For Food

Regional Coordinators

TFF’s Regional Coordinators are charged with driving forward our mission to create more resilient and inclusive food systems all over the world. Serving a 3-year term, they represent TFF’s leadership team: informing our global strategy, developing strategic, on-the-ground partnerships, and managing local cohorts of TFF Ambassadors.

  • Hallie Supak

    North America
  • Ben Harris

    North America
  • Marc Présumé

    North America
  • Isabel Zendejas

    Central America
  • Audra Leah

    Caribbean
  • Ivani Pauli

    Brazil
  • Catalina Zamora Fonck

    South America
  • Silvi Navarrete

    West Europe
  • Tomiwa Johnson Oyedokun

    East Europe
  • Sara Badran

    Middle East & North Africa
  • Albert Kure

    West Africa
  • Ildephonse Habinshuti

    Central Africa
  • Wambui Njau

    East Africa
  • Tsholofelo Wechoemang

    Southern Africa
  • Ghanshyam Bhattarai

    South Asia
  • Christina Ong

    Northeast & Southeast Asia
  • Claudia Silva

    Oceania
  • Ashlie Benson

    Global RC Coordinator
Thought For Food

Core Team

  • Christine Gould

    Founder & CEO

    Christine is a global leader in agri-food-tech innovation. She fuses energy, passion, and out-of-the-box thinking with deep commercial instinct, market insight, and strategic foresight to unlock new opportunities for innovation, funding, and growth. At TFF, she has supported startups who have raised millions, ones who have become unicorns, exited, and ones just getting off the ground. In her previous roles, Christine has led external affairs, public policy, and corporate affairs functions for leading multinationals, fast-growing startups, think tanks, and industry associations. Her work has been covered by The Economist, MIT Tech Review, Forbes, and the Financial Times. She was recently appointed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General to serve on the Advisory Committee for the UN Food Systems Summit. Christine is the author of "The Change-makers Guide to Feeding the Planet" and the producer of 2 feature films about agri-food-tech solutions. In her free time, Christine DJs and listens to electronic music.

  • Nadia Petrik

    COO

    Nadia brings 10+ years experience growing businesses and purpose-driven ventures. She is driven by her personal purpose to help people & organisations reach their full potential. Nadia is a high honors graduate of the Wharton School with concentrations in Finance & Marketing with Harvard Executive Education certification in Sustainable Business Strategy. Nadia was a growth strategy consultant at Outthinker in NYC and financial analyst on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs & Citigroup.

  • Melissa Ong

    CEO SE Asia Region

    Melissa joins TFF after serving for almost five years as CEO of the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), an independent, non-partisan think tank governed by the not-for-profit Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. She brings 25+ years of Asia-regional experience in International Trade, Brand Communications, Market Research, Organisational Development, Social Strategy, Corporate and Internal Communications.

  • Camille Bonhomme

    Strategic Initiatives Manager

    Originally from Paris where she studied Business at ESSEC, Camille now holds a Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Esade Business School, Barcelona. Her enriching multicultural and professional experiences as a Product Manager within an FMCG firm and as employee Number One in a Food Tech Start-up inspired her to use her positive attitude and tireless energy to have an impact on the global food system.

  • Chelcie Vallely

    Digital Products Manager

    Chelcie has 7+ years of experience wearing a multitude of hats in startups, nonprofits and creative content agencies including VICE Media and The Economist Group. She is dedicated to leveraging innovation for social impact, applying her passion for business, design and technology as Digital Products Manager for Thought For Food®. She led the launch of the TFF Digital Labs® platform and curriculum and continues to accelerate its development and long-term strategy.

  • Elia Bortoletti

    Entrepreneurship Officer

    Elia is holding a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Padua, Italy. He worked with different organizations on sustainable farming management projects worldwide. He is a natural wine farmer and in love with his homeland. Elia is an enthusiast of blockchain technology and Web3. At TFF, Elia supports the development and acceleration of breakthrough innovation across the food production chain.

  • Luisa Murillo

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP OFFICER

    Luisa is from Colombia, currently based in the Netherlands. She is enthusiastic about innovation and entrepreneurship in the food and agriculture domain. ”The entrepreneurship ecosystem is fascinating. Meeting entrepreneurs on a daily basis fills me with incredible motivation and inspiration.” Luisa is passionate about supporting innovative high-impact startups to grow and build the transition to sustainable, resilient and fair food systems.

  • Vladyslava Vertogradska

    Community & Communication Officer

    Vladyslava (Vlada) is deeply passionate about creating positive change in the world. She is from Ukraine and has been an Internally Displaced Person for over 7 years since Russia occupied her hometown in 2014. Vlada has a degree in Contemporary Communication from LCC International University. She previously served as a TFF Ambassador and TFF Communication Lead for the region of Europe. In her spare time, Vlada loves movies, music, cooking, and podcasting (Vlada's Talk Show).

  • Brandon Lee

    Creative & Cultural Advisor

    Brandon is from the wonderful island of Borneo in Malaysia. Born and raised in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Brandon is passionate about food & culture. Growing up with exposure to different cultures & experiences, he loves to share & learn more about the different food cultures across the globe. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Troy University, Alabama, USA and is pursuing his Corporate Masters in Business Administration with University Malaysia Sarawak.

  • Saskia Ichnati

    Social Media & SEA Project Manager

    Saskia is strongly motivated to be part of the food system revolution. She lives in Indonesia, where agriculture plays a big role to their people's needs. Saskia has a Bachelor of Communications who has solid experience with social media and has been working with local start-ups such as Neurafarm, who help farmers increase their productivity. She believes that local problems need local solutions, that the rise of local impact will lead to global impact.

  • Matt Glithero

    CFO

    Matt has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business leadership within multinational corporate environments, most recently at General Electric. He has a passion for continuous improvement and process excellence and gained extensive global operational finance expertise within the Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Power Generation industries, where his last role was VP Process Excellence Leader.

Thought For Food

Advisory Board

TFF’s Advisory Board represents a carefully curated group of distinguished thinkers and doers from leading companies and organizations in agriculture, food and technology, as well as relevant strategic sectors shaping the future:

  • Eros Carletti

    SVP Finance, Country Head Switzerland at DSM
  • Merijn Dols

    Open Innovation and Circular Economy at Danone
  • Eric Parkin

    Digital Innovation at Cargill
  • Mariana Vasconcelos

    Founder and CEO at Agrosmart
  • David Verbitsky

    Head of AgTech & Sustainable Food at Nomura Greentech
  • Davide Mancini

    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR at TFF
  • Natsai Audrey Chieza

    CEO at Faber Futures
  • Ennis Olson

    Innovation Lead, Food at Google
  • Shen Ming Lee

    Author and FoodTech Innovator
  • Max Loessl

    Founder and CEO at Agrilution
  • Dan Scarcelli

    Head of Live Programming at Monstercat Records

Thought For Food®

Our Approach

The TFF Community has taught us a powerful innovation framework based on 6 Next-Gen Attitudes, which we believe can solve our world’s most complex challenges—starting with food.

We're always hiring!

We're always looking for top talents to join our team and community! Please feel free to send us your CV and portfolio, and we would love to get in touch when opportunities arise.