Thought For Food

Regional Coordinators

TFF’s Regional Coordinators carry forward our mission to create more resilient and inclusive food systems all over the world. They represent TFF’s regional leadership team – informing our global strategy, developing 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
  • 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
  • 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


    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.

  • Shen Ming Lee

    Director of Strategy & Regional Expansion

    Shen Ming Lee is an author and ecosystem builder passionate about agrifood tech and social impact. Her work aims to help support and build a more sustainable, connected, and innovative food future. She is the author of "Hungry For Disruption: How Tech Innovations Will Nourish 10 Billion By 2050," and previously worked to develop the agrifood innovation ecosystem at GROW by AgFunder, The Good Food Institute APAC, and FoodFutureCo. She most recently served as the Group Chief Marketing Officer of CRUST Group, a food tech startup on a mission to fight food waste. As a thought leader, Shen speaks about agrifood innovation at conferences and corporate events. She went to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration to pursue her undergraduate studies and loves to cook and bake, cycle, box, paint, and do yoga. At TFF, she's driving the organisation's long-term strategy and expansion into new markets.

  • 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.

  • 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, technology, investment and creativity:

  • 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.