FIA Food For The Future Summit 2019 - Speakers
Professor Alan Reilly
Institute of Food and Health
University College Dublin
Professor Alan Reilly worked at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) for sixteen years where he was responsible for setting up and managing this national food regulatory authority. Has was Chief Executive of the Authority from 2009 to 2015. Under his leadership, the FSAI became one of the most successful and effective food safety agencies responsible enforcing regulations and coordinating the national food control programme. Before joining the FSAI in 1999, he worked in the Food Safety Programme of the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has also worked at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK, and as a visiting associate professor at the College of Fisheries, University of the Philippines. He is a former member of the Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority and a former Board Member of the Irish National Accreditation Board. He has worked for over 40 years in a senior capacity the area of food safety and official food control.
Dilhan C. Fernando
Dilhan C. Fernando, the CEO of Dilmah Tea, is the younger son of Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando. The names of Dilhan and his brother Malik form the 'Dilmah' brand, the first producer owned tea brand. Mirroring his father's devotion to tea, Dilhan's mission is the fulfilment of the pledges his father made in the 1950s, as a young Tea man with a big dream. His commitment was to resist the commoditization that devastated a tea industry that was previously characterized by small, and passionate family enterprises. Merrill sought to bring quality and authenticity back to tea, and secondly, whilst doing so, to share the success of that business with the underprivileged. Dilhan is the Director of the Dilmah School of Tea www.schooloftea.org, the first international school of tea, with sessions in Colombo, and in partnership with the Institute Paul Bocuse, also in Ecully, France.
Dr Virginia Cha is a highly sought-after professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore, with multiple appointments at Singapore’s leading tertiary education institutions: Professor-in-Residence at Platform E (a member of SIM), Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, Adjunct Professor at NUS Business School and other adjunct appointments at SMART and Lean LaunchPad @Singapore.
In her multifaceted 37 year-long industry and academic career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia co-founded or was the sole-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies in Singapore and China, with listings on NASDAQ and HKSE. She has co-authored a book “Asia’s Entrepreneurs: Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities” which captured Singapore’s recent entrepreneurial history.
Additionally, Virginia is a member of the Future Council of World Economic Forum. In addition to teaching entrepreneurship, Virginia is also an active researcher, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem.
Ng Pei Kang
Pei Kang is the CEO of TRIA, where he leads a team of
engineers and innovators in developing sustainable
packaging solutions. A year ago, they achieved a
technology breakthrough that allows a zero-waste
outcome for single-use foodware. This eco-system solution, Bio24, could be a game changer for the industry. Pei Kang has a background in industrial design, R&D and
technology management. He was previously the design innovation lead for the global portfolio of Philips TV and Home Theatre System, where he directed R&D activities
across Philips Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is also an occasional speaker for design thinking, sustainability and entrepreneurship.
David Christian is founder of Evoware. Back to Indonesia after his study in Canada, he was surprised with how bad environmental condition in Jakarta was and moved to create something to address this issue.
Now with Evoware, he aspires to give positive impact, not only for the environment but also the society. Outside Evoware, he is the head of Natural Resource, Energy, Mineral & Environment in Indonesian Young Entrepreneur Association (HIPMI) chapter West Jakarta, and he is also the head of Retail and Startup Development in a Indonesian Indigeneous Entrepreneurial Association (HIPPI) chapter Central Jakarta, with this positions he hopes to inspire and engage other businesses to be more sustainable.
Terms and Conditions
Food Industry Asia
All Rights Reserved