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

  • Ivani Pauli

  • 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

  • Ashlie Benson

    Global RC Coordinator
Thought For Food

Core Team

  • Christine Gould

    Founder & CEO

    Christine is a global leader in agri-food-tech innovation. In 2020, Christine was invited by the UN Deputy Secretary-General to serve on the Advisory Committee for the UN Food Systems Summit. She also sits on various boards, including on reNature Foundation's Board of Advisors. Christine holds an MPA in Science and Technology Policy from Columbia University, and is the author of the book “The Change-makers Guide to Feeding the Planet” (2021).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marie Brueser

    Entrepreneurship Leader

    Marie is passionate about food sustainability which has shaped her path so far. With a PhD in plant genetics and plant breeding, she understands some of the challenges faced by farmers and plant breeding companies as well as the techniques available to solve global issues like food security. At TFF, she is constantly energised by the inspiring people and the innovative solutions they are bringing forward.

  • 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


    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

  • 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.