Speakers

 


Ciara Clancy
Director APAC & Australia - Foodservice
The NPD Group

 

 

Regarded as a foodservice industry expert. Clancy’s concentration is on uncovering emerging market trends, vulnerabilities, and opportunities. Her expertise is in providing market insights and evaluating new and missed client opportunities and competitive threats. She provides ongoing consultation to leading operators and manufacturers both in Australia and Asia-Pacific.


Alaap Tatwawadi
FMCG, Retail, Foods - Singapore
Google

 

 

Alaap leads the FMCG, Retail and Foods practice at Google Singapore and is responsible for guiding brands towards great results through a digital-first business ecosystem. He has over 13 years of experience in developing new digital ecosystems and business models across a wide range of industries including FMCG, Finance, Retail and Media & Entertainment. Before joining Google, Alaap was a Consultant at Accenture and has spent time both on the agency side at Starcom and GroupM and on the client side at GE Capital.


Jocelyn Cheung
Analyst
Euromonitor International

 

 

Hailed from Hong Kong after three years as in-country analyst, Jocelyn manages a team of analysts across Asia, with a keen focus on Southeast Asia. She has strong research interests in company strategies, consumer behaviour and social culture.


Richard Wallis
General Manager
KFC Asia

 


Steen Puggaard
CEO 
4FINGERS

 

 

Steen brings with him over 20 years of experience with several blue-chip F&B franchises, specializing in marketing and general management in both ends of the F&B industry and across Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining 4FINGERS, his overseas roles included well-known corporations and mass-market brands like McDonald’s, Burger King as well as one of Singapore’s leading restaurant groups, Les Amis.


Ken Chen
SVP, MD Asia Pacific
FOCUS Brands

 

 

Ken Chen is Senior Vice President at Focus Brands and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Focus Brands, Ken spent two decades in the strategy consulting industry, most recently as a Partner with L.E.K. Consulting.


Pavel Dorosevvich
Regional Director APAC
Subway

 


Josh Bell
General Manager - Singapore
Guzman y Gomez

 

 

Josh is the General Manager of Guzman y Gomez Singapore where he is responsible for the continued growth of the brand within Singapore, as well as potential new markets in SE Asia. Prior to joining GYG, Josh spent 5 years with Swiss bank UBS based out of Sydney. Josh holds a Juris Doctor (Law), Bachelor of E-Commerce and a Grad Diploma in Applied Finance, loves surfing at Byron Bay and his favourite beer is Stone & Wood.


Gregory Blakney
Managing Director
Belgarath Investments Pte Ltd (Sarpino's Pizzeria & Chili's) 


Srikant Nayak 
Director of Marketing & Sales
KFC Asia

 

 

Mining consumer insights, translating them to relevant and distinctive marketing campaigns via strong agency partnerships, and executing holistically in sync with the consumer code is a balance he has been able to strike time and again on the brands he has worked on such as Tide, Pampers and now at KFC. Having lived for over 12 years across the region, he is an expert on the Asia markets especially South East Asia and India.


Kelvin Tan
Director of Marketing
A&W Restaurants International

 

 

Kelvin is responsible for the brand’s international marketing, brand management, consumer insights and franchise business leadership. Including his time spent on Starbucks, Subway Restaurants and Long John Silver’s, Kelvin has over 15 years of marketing, branding and corporate communications experience – all of which are grounded in his passion for food and innovation.


Siddharth Shanker
General Manager
Deliveroo Singapore

 

 

Siddharth specialises in building businesses from the ground up, developing high-performance teams and managing data-driven operations. Previously part of the pioneer team at Uber India, Shanker now plays an integral role in increasing awareness and penetration of Deliveroo in Singapore.


Shri Chakravarthy Gopalakrishnan
General Manager
UberEATs Malaysia & Singapore

 

 

Before joining UberEATS, Chakravathy was the Business Head for multiple cities for Swiggy, India’s food delivery tech company and was first brought on to launch and lead Swiggy’s expansion into Chennai. In 4 years, he was managing the brand for eight APAC countries.


Luc Andreani
Managing Director
foodpanda Singapore

 

 

With 4 years of experience in the fastest growing retail marketplace in SEA (Lazada Group), and now in the booming online F&B industry with foodpanda, Luc has cross-department experience in Data analytics, Supply Chain management, Vendor acquisition, Account/Brand management and Business development in ecommerce.


Bryden Toh
Vice President, Human Resources (Food Atrium Division)
BreadTalk Group

 

 

Bryden’s portfolio ranges from SMEs, listed companies to MNCs across varying industries such as: pharmaceutical, resorts & hotels, building consultancy, and adult education. Prior to joining Breadtalk, Bryden worked in a fast paced start-up, where he was involved in operationalizing manpower planning, training, designing of compensation packages, implementing relevant polices, as well as conceptualizing the necessary HR support and services to the business for over 5,000 personnel. In January 2016, he joined Breadtalk Group as the Human Resource Vice President (Food Atrium Division) where he oversees the human resource team across 6 countries for the Food Atrium Division.


Danika Heslop
Food Manager
Jamaica Blue

 

 

Danika started her career working in the kitchen at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, preparing food for the athletes. Choosing to take her culinary experience in a different direction, Danika started working as Executive Chef for Jamaica Blue in 2012 and is in charge of food styling, developing menus and creating food that is loved across Australia and accessible to all.


 Frantz Braha
 Director
 SaladStop!

 

 

Prior to Joining SaladStop! Frantz worked for 12 years in the retail industry for Devanlay Lacoste as Area Manager overseeing a portfolio of 15 markets in Asia and then moved on to the Samsonite Group as Vice-President for Southeast-Asia.


Ken Yuktasevi
Founding Partner & Creative Director
Parable Studio

 

 

With more than 12 years of experience in interior design, architecture and hospitality design under his belt, Ken’s multifaceted approach to design allows him to meet the needs of his previous clients such as Grain Traders, SaladStop! and Frank by OCBC. Prior to Parable, Ken was an award-winning Director at Ong & Ong’s Experience Design Studio and director of Leo International Design Group.


Mark McConnell
Design Director
Mima Design

 

 

Mark has over 20 years design and project management experience, covering a broad spectrum of projects for branded environments including, transport, banking, retail, hospitality, food, and commercial business. This knowledge has been gained working in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia with clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to entrepreneurs and small local start-ups. Mark’s recent clients have included Woolworths (Australia), Guzman Y Gomez, McDonalds, Lush Handmade Cosmetics, Myer, Yayoi, Wok to Walk and Caltex Australia.


Gonzalo Olivera
Growth Director/Founder
MullenLowe Singapore/Food For Real

 

 

Gonzalo is the founder of Food For Real a start up with the ambition of making nutrition simpler. He’s been analyzing how people make food choices for years. He’s passionate about finding ways to shift people’s behaviour towards healthier options. Gonzalo’s experience is in marketing strategy and integrated communications. Indeed he still leads APAC GROWTH for MullenLowe Group, a creative agency that tops the ranking of communications effectiveness globally (According to Effie Worlwide).


Anna Gong
CEO
Perx Technologies

 

 

Previous to joining Perx, her fifth startup experience, Anna was Vice President of Channels Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan at Infor. Anna brings 20 years of technology experience in management consulting and enterprise software, spanning the U.S., Asia Pacific & Japan. She serves as an industry spokesperson in Cloud Computing and has spoken at many key tech conferences including Cloud Connect, CommunicAsia, ASEAN CIO Summit, CIO Academy, Echelon, and recently on topics related to Predictive Analytics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Customer Engagement and Loyalty across Asia Pacific.


Aryo Ariotedjo
Founding Partner
Grupara Ventures


Aparna Bharadwaj
Partner
Boston Consulting Group

 

 

Aparna is a Partner based in BCG's Singapore office. Her expertise include consumer goods, marketing and sales, customer discovery and public sector (focus on enterprise productivity and future skills) across SouthEast Asia, India and USA. Aparna has over 15 years of experience across consulting and industry in these areas.

Aparna has led several projects supporting consumer goods companies on a variety of topics, including Go To Market strategy, market entry, product strategy, rapid acceleration, organization and sales effectiveness. She has also worked closely on the topic of enterprise development, productivity and future skills, especially in consumer sectors like Food service and Retail.

Aparna leads BCG's Centre for Customer Insights (CCI) across SEA. She co-authored BCG reports "Vietnam and Myanmar: Asia' new growth frontiers" and " Five consumer trends to watch in Thailand". Aparna leads Marketing for BCG Singapore and is a core member of the leadership team of Women@BCG.


 Joongshik Wang
 Partner, Transaction Advisory Services 
 Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Pte Ltd

 

 

Joongshik has over 20 years of experience as a strategy and M&A consultant in Southeast Asia, China and Korea. Currently based in EY Singapore, he is leading the Strategy and M&A practice focusing on consumer goods and retail, e-commerce, and digital technology. Joongshik is well known as a trusted commercial advisor through his M&A success with emerging SEA consumer and technology unicorns. Prior to joining EY, Joongshik was a partner at a leading consulting firm, focusing on strategy and private equity services in Singapore and Korea. Joongshik earned his MBA from University of Chicago Booth and his master and bachelor's degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

 


 Umesh Madhavan

 Director RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, South East Asia and India
 Rabobank

 

Based in Singapore, Umesh Madhavan supports the bank and its clients with long-term views on consumer foods, food services and retail in South East Asia and India. Prior to joining Rabobank, Umesh was a Senior Manager with Euromonitor International Singapore in its consulting arm for Asia Pacific as the lead for food, beverages and consumer foodservice advisory and research projects. He has advised local and multinational clients on expanding and growing their business in Asia. Umesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management Anand in India.


 Tom Lunn
 Group General Manager – Marketing & Innovation
 Detmold Group

 

Leading innovation and marketing for global packaging company, Detpak (part of the Detmold Group), Tom Lunn is responsible for commercialising new packaging technologies and designs with his teams, working with brands like McDonald’s in the USA, Starbucks in China, Jollibee in the Philippines and Qantas in Australia. He drives the Detmold Group’