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Chief Procurement Officer; Group Head of ESG Strategy and Deployment
Antonia Wanner is the Group Head of Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) Strategy & Deployment at Nestlé.
▪ 1996 In-house Lawyer Nestlé Germany
▪ 1999 Local Buyer Nestlé Germany
▪ 2000 Local Group Manager, then European group manager
▪ 2003 Head of Procurement Nestlé Germany
▪ 2007 Head of Global Procurement Excellence, Nestlé Group
▪ 2010 Sales Nestlé, Germany
▪ 2012 Head of CSV Program Nestlé Germany ▪ 2013 Group Head of Commodity Procurement
▪ 2017 Group Head of Procurement
▪ 2020 Group Head of ESG Strategy & Deployment
▪ Lawyer (Universities of Tübingen, Lausanne, Bonn and Munich) – PhD in Law
▪ IMD Lausanne PED
Antonia is German, married with 2 sons and lives in Switzerland.
Barbara Baarsma is CEO of Rabo Carbon Bank, and Professor of Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam.
Before March 2021, she was CEO of Rabobank Amsterdam, taking up the post on 1 January 2019. From 2016 to 2019 she was the Director of Knowledge Development at Rabobank where she headed RaboResearch. In this capacity she was responsible for the Rabobank-wide knowledge agenda and the development of the knowledge organization.
Christos Dimopoulos is the President, Global Supply Chains at Bunge. He joined Bunge in 2004 and most recently served as senior vice president global grains and oilseeds. Prior to Bunge, he held roles in Europe and the United States with Tradigrain and Intrade Risk Management.
Christos holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from HEC Lausanne in Switzerland.
Jessica Teo is Chief Human Resources Officer at Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC). A Singaporean national, she joined LDC in 2011, serving as Regional Head of HR for Asia until 2018, and in parallel as Global HR Business Partner to LDC’s Merchandizing business segment between 2014 and 2017. Prior to LDC, she held senior HR positions at Neste Oil Singapore, Eastman Chemical Asia Pacific, Singapore Telecoms, Deloitte & Touche and Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (Air Force). She holds a degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Rutgers Business School (State University of New York, US).
Prior to his current function as President Global Crop Protection, Jonathan Parr was Chief Operating Officer (COO) EAME & Latin America (2015–2016).
Before that, he was Head of Global Crops & Assets for Syngenta (2014), Regional Director for EAME (2009–2013), Head of Syngenta Flowers (2007–2008), Head of Marketing and Strategy (2004–2007) and European Manufacturing Manager (2000–2003). Before joining Syngenta, he worked for AstraZeneca as a Factory Manager (1998– 2000), Global Product Manager Fungicides (1996–1998) and Supply
Chain Project Manager (1994–1996). From 1987 to 1994, he held Project and Engineering Management functions at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Apart from his function in Syngenta, Jonathan Parr holds no other mandates in the supreme executive bodies of listed or non-listed companies.
Jonathan Parr is a Chartered Engineer and also holds an honors Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton as well as a Master in Management from the University of McGill, Canada, and a diploma in International Management from the INSEAD Institute.
Orla McAleer is chief marketing officer at Alltech and is responsible for overseeing the company’s global marketing efforts across its more than 120 markets. She also oversees the company’s marketing activities, including brand building, corporate and digital communications, customer programs and corporate events.
McAleer held several marketing and communications roles before joining Alltech at its European headquarters in Ireland in 2003 as European public relations manager. She was promptly promoted to communications manager for Europe and Asia in 2004. In 2008, she relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, for her role as Asia-Pacific marketing manager, covering 17 countries. She returned to Ireland to head up the European marketing function in 2010. She was also heavily involved in the corporate brand sponsorship of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010 and 2014. In 2016, she became responsible for Alltech marketing globally.
She received a bachelor’s degree in business studies from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, a Masters in Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School and holds a diploma in public relations.
General Secretary of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Nadine Kuester currently serves as General Secretary of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Danone, a leading multi-national food company operating in about 140 countries, supporting all three of Danone’s business divisions, including Essential Dairy & Plant based, Waters and Specialized Nutrition, covering the areas of Corporate Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. Nadine joined Danone in 2007. Prior to becoming General Secretary she held several positions starting as Legal Director for Danone’s Medical Nutrition business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2012 she assumed the role of Global Legal and Regulatory Affairs Director for Danone’s Early Life Nutrition division, leading a team of international legal professionals for over 40 business units. Prior to joining Danone, Nadine worked as an attorney in the fields of medicine and economic law. She earned her law degree at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 2002.
Ponsi Trivisvavet is CEO and Director of Inari, the SEEDesign™ company using predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to unlock the full potential of seed to build a more sustainable future for the food system. . Ms. Trivisvavet has broad expertise in global agriculture as well as extensive management skill in the seeds business. Prior to joining Inari, she held a number of leadership roles at Syngenta, most recently as president of Syngenta Seeds North America. Before Syngenta, she held positions with McKinsey & Company. Ms. Trivisvavet holds an MBA from Cornell University.
Rami Baitieh is a graduate of the Compiègne Ecole Supérieure de Commerce business school. He holds two MBAs, from the University of Québec and the Warsaw central business school.
He joined the Carrefour Group in 1995 and has served in various roles, first in stores, then in the Merchandise, IT and Supply Chain Departments in France, Romania and Poland. He was appointed Executive Director of Carrefour Taiwan in February 2015, then Executive Director of Carrefour Argentina in January 2018. He was appointed Executive Director of Carrefour Spain in May 2019, then of Carrefour France in July 2020.
After a Master’s degree in Physics, Saskia Korink worked for Fokker Space & Systems (1 yr) and Unilever (3 yrs), and subsequently moved to NY to obtain her MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS). She then worked for almost 7 years for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), both in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo, Brazil, after which she joined Cargill in Brazil, Latin America. Saskia became the BU leader for Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate in 2006 and VP, global marketing director for Cargill Animal Nutrition in 2010 (in the USA). She then joined Genus plc in Basingstoke, UK, as CMO (2013), and became the COO for Genus ABS, the ruminant genetics division (2014). After having worked and lived for close to 20 years abroad (in Latin America, the USA and UK) Saskia came back to the Netherlands and joined Trouw Nutrition, the animal nutrition division of Nutreco, as Global Innovation Director. In August 2020 Saskia became the CEO of Trouw Nutrition and a member of the Nutreco Executive Leadership Team. Saskia is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Hoogwegt. She is married and has 3 teenage children.