Halak Parikh is Head of Centre of Excellence Technical Insights within Britvic’s R&D. Halak has over 10 years’ experience in food industry & sensory science from Quality control, Product Assurance through to R&D. Her role at Britvic over 6 years has been to lead a cutting edge sensory science function to drive consumer-centric innovation.
Customer Insight Director
Heidi (M.Sc.) is an experienced customer insight and brand strategist on a mission to live the change. She has worked with retail and FMCG brands for over 15 years and the past years she has been a part of the team transforming the K retail brands towards more customer centric and purposeful paths. In her work she focuses on the emerging customer needs and possibilities of the future combined with design thinking and observational research.
Löfbergs Lila AB
Leif has worked all his life in the food & drink industry in the Nordics and Baltics. A total of +20 years in the Foodservice Sector, both fine-dining companies as well as the catering-giant Fazer for 15 years. Since 2015 Country Manager OOH Finland as well as Business Development for the OOH (Foodservice) Business Area within Löfbergs Coffee Group – a Swedish coffee roaster since 110 years, active in 10 markets in the Nordics, Baltics, UK and Canada. Leif is extremely interested in how, why and where we consume food & drink and the changes in our consumption, occasions and places – this is where many innovations are triggered!
Chief Scientific Adviser
Tim believes that we can no longer separate our food choices from their impact on our health and the environment and that we need healthy new proteins with a low environmental impact as an important tool to help assure a sustainable food future. Tim’s focus is to understand how diets rich in mycoprotein can make important contributions that advance overall understanding supportive of this ambition.
Tim is a Ph.D. graduate of the Food and Biosciences faculty of the University of Reading and has held innovation roles in UK government food research, Kraft General Foods, APV, RHM, AstraZeneca and Premier Foods.
Tim designs and directs fast-paced and profitable scientific research and innovation through high performing teams. Tim has been instrumental in the product and technology innovation programs that have helped to establish Quorn Foods as the world’s leading sustainable protein business.
Joining Quorn™ as a Food Technologist in 1990, Tim spearheaded scientific and food innovation and pioneered the beneficial environmental impacts of mycoprotein, becoming a holder of business patents and publications.
Tim has experience of driving industrial and academic R&D collaborations that work alongside key opinion leaders who all are passionate to understand the challenges of sustainable nutrition, the importance of dietary choice and increasing understanding of the potential for Quorn Foods and its unique fermentation technology.
Tim has assumed an increasingly public role and often speaks on the international food and biotechnology innovation circuit. He has also been responsible for the creation of research collaborations supported by Innovate UK and European research funds. He has sponsored and co-authored a number of publications and is the Quorn Foods representative within several prominent NGO research collaborations as well as APPG’s and pre-competitive industry alliance.