Meet the speakers

Emmanuel Faber

Emmanuel Faber

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Danone
Emmanuel Faber serves as Chairman and CEO of Danone. After joining Danone in 1997, he held several jobs including CFO and VP Asia-Pacific. He is currently Vice Co-Chairman of the Consumer Goods Forum. He is also the founder of the Business and Poverty Action Tank in France and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the OECD Business for inclusive growth initiative.

Andre Agassi

Former professional tennis player and founder of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
Winner of 60 men’s singles titles, Andre Agassi is the only male tennis player to have won all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. In 2001 he created the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education dedicated to transforming education to create opportunities for children. The fund has opened 85 schools on 43 campuses, where 45,000 students from the most troubled neighbourhoods in the United States study.

Carles Puyol

Former footballer of Football Club Barcelona
A world-renowned former professional soccer player, Puyol spent his entire career at FC Barcelona, and was his team’s captain for 10 years. The new generations look up to him for his effort, courage and humility. The Catalan defender’s list of achievements includes 6 Spanish Leagues, 3 Champions Leagues, 1 UEFA European Championship and 1 World Cup.

Mike Wolf

CEO & Founder, Smart Kitchen Summit
Michael Wolf is the creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit , host of the Smart Kitchen Show podcast and founder of NextMarket Insights, a research and advisory firm focused on the connected home.

Cecilia Tham

Activist & Social Technologist, Alpha Telefónica
Activist that enables companies to leverage high impact technologies to solve global challenges. She is currently a social technologist at Alpha Telefonica and is the founder of companies such as MOB, the largest co-working community in Barcelona.

Lynda Deakin

IDEO Partner and Managing Director of Food
As a Partner and Managing Director, Lynda leads IDEO’s work and team focused on designing for the global food system. With over 20 years of experience, Lynda helps clients to identify opportunities for growth while solving some of the system’s toughest problems.

Fabrice DeClerck

Dr. Fabrice DeClerck is EAT Science Director and works closely with partners and programs at the interface between science and practice on food, health, and environment. He is also a Sr. Scientist at Bioversity International, a member center of the CGIAR.

Ramón Morla

Dairy farmer
Ramón is a second generation farmer, from a family that has supplied Danone with milk for more than 30 years. His farm is a reference in Spain for milk quality, animal welfare as well as sustainability.

Lisa & Alana Macfarlane

Co-founders The Gut Stuff
The Gut Stuff is on a mission to make gut health more palatable, empowering gut health in everyone by making the microbiome more understandable. Moreover, they were the first e-commerce online shop for Gut Health.

Professor Jess Haines

University of Guelph & Danone Institute International
Professor Jess Haines, PhD, MHSc, RD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. Her current research focuses on family-based interventions aimed at promoting healthful behaviours among preschool aged children.

Joanna Parker

Co-founder, Yumble
Yumble is a subscription service that delivers healthy, yummy prepared kids’ meals straight to the homes of busy parents. Joanna works passionately and directly with customers, giving parents back time to do what they love while teaching kids healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

David Parker

Co-founder & CEO, Yumble
Joanna and David Parker are the founders of Yumble and parents to 3 children. As CEO, David steers the company using his strategic thinking, expertise gained from previous successful ventures and his studies at Harvard Business School.
Ross Hall

Ross Hall

Director of Education Strategy, Ashoka
Ross is directing Ashoka’s education strategy and is founder of The Weaving Academy: Advancing the profession and practice of weaving learning ecosystems in which everyone is empowered to practice changemaking – living for universal wellbeing.
Francisco Camacho

Francisco Camacho

Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy and Plant-Based, Danone
Francisco Camacho is Executive Vice President for Danone’s Essential Dairy and Plant-Based division and a member of the Executive Committee. He has held several positions throughout his 18-year career at Danone, including EVP for the Waters division and Company Growth and Innovation Officer

Queralt Castellet

Professional snowboarder and halfpipe specialist. He became the first Spanish athlete to win a medal in the Winter X-Games. The Catalan rider is committed to a healthy lifestyle to stay fit and compete with the best to continue exceeding his goals.

Mery Garcia

Youtuber chef
Winner of the 2016 Canal Cocina Cooking Blog Competition. She has over one million subscribers on her “Cocina para todos” channel, where she makes quick, cheap and easy dishes. Hers is the most-followed YouTube channel in Spain.

Carmen Pellicer

President, Fundación Trilema
Theologian, pedagogue and writer. Founding President of the Trilema Foundation and director of the Spanish Association of Pedagogic Educational Coaching and Educational Assessment.

Toni Massanés

General Director, Fundación Alicia
General Manager and founding member of Alicia Foundation (Alimentation & Science), the responsible food lab, a culinary research institution where scientists and chefs work so we all eat better.

Carme Ruscalleda

Innovative head chef and writer with seven Michelin stars, three for her famous restaurant Sant Pau in Sant Pol de Mar, two for the Barcelona restaurant Moments and three more for Sant Pau in Tokyo.

Ana Enrich

Director, Ashoka Barcelona
Director of Ashoka Catalonia and Partnerships Manager of Ashoka Spain, a non-profit foundation dedicated to social entrepreneurship and considered a leader in its field.

Cristina Kenz

Marketing Vice President, Danone Iberia
After joining Danone in 2016, she now holds the position of Marketing Vicepresident at Danone Iberia and is a member of Danone EDP’s European Council. Cristina has extensive international experience in marketing and communication strategy at several companies.