The Future Food team is multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and composed of skills and backgrounds that come from different contexts: innovators and startuppers, academics and researchers, entrepreneurs, local and international public institutions, and executives from big business.
Future Food Board & Leadership
Founder & President
Sara sets the strategic direction and leads activity for the global FF ecosystem. As a seasoned growth expert, she works with globally-recognized, high-profile think tanks on setting the agenda for the sustainable food industry.
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Food systems, SDGs, Sustainability, Mediterranean Diet
Founder & TRUSTEE
Matteo co-founded the Future Food Institute and is the director of the related master Food Innovation Program. He’s the only Italian member of the Design Thinking SUGAR network, an international network of universities coordinated by Stanford University aimed to apply Design Thinking to innovation. He also works with CERN in the Challenge-Based Innovation initiative.
Areas of expertise: Design Thinking, Innovation, Business, Research
Andrea is a serial Entrepreneur and Founder “You Can Group” and Future Food Network. He also Heads the Eating Lifestyle Sector & Future Food Hubs. He is also CEO and founder of Well Done burger – Made in Italy gourmet burger chain that’s own 14 restaurants and serves on the board of Mygrants.
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, Franchises, Communication
Simone is an executive with decades of expertise in developing and implementing strategies to scale new businesses and optimising mature operations.
Empathetic leadership with a radical candor approach. Focused on driving measurable impact and change.
Areas of expertise: Strategy Execution, Global Strategy, Leadership
Antonio is the CEO of tree, one of the leading companies in Italy in the field of open innovation, President of Junior Achievement Italy, and Vice President of the Advisory Board of Unicredit in Sicily. He is also a former president of the Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria Catania.
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation, Business Development, Networking
Future Food BOARD MEMBERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER, FUTURE FOOD AMERICAS
PARTNER OF FUTURE FOOD, CEO AT FUTURE FOOD HOLDING
PARTNER OF FUTURE FOOD, CEO AT FUTURE LIVING LAB, HEAD OF EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AT FUTURE FOOD NETWORK
Future Food Japan Director
Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Design, Research
Areas of expertise: Regenerative agriculture, food sustainability, community development.
Areas of expertise: Graphic design, Communication, Social Media
Education & Community Operation Pollica
Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Nutrition, Product development, Community building
Global Corporate Affairs
Areas of expertise: Law, Research, B Corp, Innovation, Operations
Strategy and Operation Specialist
Areas of expertise: Agri-food systems, Innovation, Startups
Strategy and Operation Specialist
Areas of expertise: Fundraising, Content creation, Events management
Venue Operation Pollica
Areas of expertise: Communications, Operations
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Food innovation, Design thinking
Areas of expertise: Graphic design, Motion design, Brand design
food & experience Designer
Areas of expertise: Visual design, Food design, Brand strategy
Research & Content Specialist
Areas of expertise: Research, Copywriting
Japan Lead Catalyst, Future Food Japan
Areas of expertise: Agri-food systems, Community
Maria Federica Leonarduzzi
Head of European and strategic projects
Areas of expertise: Sustainable development, Microfinance, Fair Trade, Fundraising
Research, Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
Areas of expertise: Facilitation, Sustainable development education, Food systems
Japan Local Executive, Future Food Japan
Areas of expertise: Foodtech, Regenerative lifestyle
food designer and chef, R&D innovation
Areas of expertise: Culinary arts, Gastrodiplomacy, Food styling
Future Food Academy Director
Areas of expertise: Curriculum design, Research, Product development
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