Future Food People

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

Sara Roversi

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

Read more about Sara here. 

MATTEO VIGNOLI

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 MAGELLI

CO-FOUNDER

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

antonio perdichizzI

Co-Founder

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

chiara cecchini

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER, FUTURE FOOD AMERICAS​

Mauro piloni

PARTNER OF FUTURE FOOD, CEO AT FUTURE FOOD HOLDING​

Valerio nannini

PARTNER OF FUTURE FOOD, CEO AT FUTURE LIVING LAB, HEAD OF EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AT FUTURE FOOD NETWORK​

Full Team

Abby Fammartino

Managing Director, Future Food Americas

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Research, Sustainability

Alessandro Fusco

Future Food Japan Director

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Design, Research

Alessio Corti

Agri-Regeneration Lead

Areas of expertise: Regenerative agriculture, food sustainability, community development.

Chhavi Jatwani

Global Head of Design for Sustainable Development

Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Food innovation, Design thinking

Clarissa Garubba

Food Alchemist

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Nutrition, Product development

Claudia Laricchia

HEAD OF INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Start-ups, SDGs, Sustainability

Erika Solimeo

Head of Content & Research Department

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Start-ups, SDGs, Sustainability

Francesca Ripoli

Paideia Campus

Areas of expertise: Communications, Operations

FRANCISCO 'PACO' ALVAREZ RON

Manager of Food Alchemist Lab

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Start-ups, SDGs, Sustainability

Lucia Tognacci

National funding opportunities researcher

Areas of expertise: Fundraising, Finance

Maria Federica Leonarduzzi

Head of European and strategic projects

Areas of expertise: Sustainable development, Microfinance, Fair Trade, Fundraising

Mary Hunt

Digital Boot Camp Program Manager

Areas of expertise: Sustainable Development, Food systems, Events management

Matilde Papi

Community & Education Assistant

Areas of expertise: Communications, Content creation, Events management

Natalie Brandenburg

Food Alchemist, Innovation Researcher for Sustainable Development

Areas of expertise: Food innovation, Product development, Nutrition

Sonia Massari

Academic Director

Areas of expertise: Curriculum design, Research, Product development

Virginia Cepollina

Global Corporate Affairs

Areas of expertise: Law, Research, B Corp, Innovation, Operations

Vyoma Halidipur

Associate Designer

Areas of expertise: Graphic design, Food design, Innovation

Join Our Team

If you are a creative thinker with a genuine desire to make the world a better place through food system sustainability, then join us in our mission! 

Check out our Careers page for the latest openings or to explore an internship opportunity. 

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