- 14th Global Dairy Congress
14th Global Dairy Congress
The premier industry event devoted to marketing and brands, consumers and innovation, designed for industry leaders, innovators, suppliers, customers and advisers worldwide. This 14th annual Global Dairy Congress will be hosted virtually, featuring two days of interactive conference sessions with a focus on the latest market developments, trends and opportunities, plus extensive time for informal networking and discussion.
About the event
A key marketing forum for the industry, the Global Dairy Congress is designed for dairy leaders, innovators, suppliers, customers and advisers worldwide, with a focus on the latest product developments, trends and opportunities.
Now in its 14th year, the 2021 Congress will be hosted virtually, featuring two full days of presentations, interviews and panel discussions, alongside extensive opportunities for networking and group discussion.
Conference sessions will range from global market and industry change through to brand success stories and sustainability, with coverage of both dairy innovation and plant-based alternatives.
Many of the world’s leading dairy companies are fielding top executives, including Arla, Danone, Fonterra and Nestlé plus Dairy Farmers of America, Amul from India and Yili from China. The programme also features the newly appointed Chief Executives of Bel
There will be a particular focus on plant-based and cell-based innovation, including challenger pioneers Better Dairy, LegenDairy (now Formo), NotCo, Perfect Day and TurtleTree Labs.
New dairy entrepreneurs will be presenting innovations in kefir and sports nutrition as well as protein shakes for healthy height and ice cream for cancer treatment support.
The programme also features dedicated networking breaks and workshops, where delegates will be able to create meaningful connections with industry peers.
Other highlights include:
- Opening address by International Dairy Federation President Piercristiano Brazzale
- Extensive market and global trend insights from IRI, Kantar and Rabobank
- Workshops on feeding the world sustainably and on sustainable innovation
- 2021 World Dairy Innovation Awards
- Group welcome receptions and networking breaks.
An effective forum for discussing the way forward and setting priorities to ensure continued market growth and success, it is an event not to be missed.
All times in British Summer Time (BST)
Tuesday 22 June
Join delegates for informal introductions and moderated discussion
Wednesday 23 June
Piercristiano Brazzale, President of International Dairy Federation
Stephane Roger, Global Director – Retail & Shopper for Kantar, Worldpanel Division
Ananda Roy, Senior Vice President – International for IRI Worldwide
Mary Ledman, Global Dairy Strategist for Rabobank
Piercristiano Brazzale, President of International Dairy Federation
Andrew Walker, Client Knowledge Director for Kantar, Worldpanel Division
Richard Scheper, Dairy Analyst for Rabobank
Refreshment and networking break
Mayank Trivedi, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Dairy SBU for Nestlé, Switzerland
Daniel Ordóñez, Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer - Essential Dairy and Plant-Based for Groupe Danone
Dr Zhanyou Yun, Assistant President of Yili Group, China
Philippe Palazzi, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Lactalis, France
with speakers from industry leadership - keynote session
Pierre Therville, Global Account Manager - Dairy and Subsidiary Manager of Cama, France
Refreshment and networking break
R S Sodhi, Managing Director of Amul, India and IDF board member
Patrick Holden, Chief Executive of Sustainable Food Trust, United Kingdom
Refreshment and networking break
Cécile Béliot, Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Bel, France
Arda Cenk Tokbas, Managing Director of Hadaf Food Industries, UAE, part of Pinar, Turkey
Danny Micklethwaite, Senior Marketing Director for Arla UK
Ryan Pandya, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Day
Refreshment and networking break
Welcome receptions to meet other delegates and awards finalists in groups of up to 25 people
World Dairy Innovation Awards presentation
Thursday 24 June
Dr Jeremy Hill MNZM, Chief Science & Technology Officer for Fonterra, New Zealand and Professor of Sustainable Nutrition at Riddet Institute - Massey University
Questions, discussion and debate
How innovation accelerates the shift to a sustainable business with impact.
Muriel Arts, Chief Executive Officer of Impacting.today, Netherlands, former Marketing Director at Unilever and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Royal Grolsch Breweries
Joost de Leij, Founder of Limelights, a Certified B Corporation working towards a more sustainable world
Refreshment and networking break
Marcelo Kuerten Baracuhy, Product Development Director for YPY Sorvetes, Brazil
Natasha Bowes, Founder and Managing Director of Biotiful Dairy, United Kingdom
Liron Fendell, Chief Executive Officer of Nutritional Growth Solutions Ltd, Israel
Michelle McBride, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GoodSport, United States
Wagner Tombi, Director General of YPY Sorvetes, Brazil
Arnaud Poupet, Sensitive Products Portfolio Director for Sidel
Refreshment and networking break
Rachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President – Marketing Innovation for DFA Brands at Dairy Farmers of America
Jasmin Shaikh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axia Foods, India
Matias Muchnick, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NotCo, Chile
Refreshment and networking break
Jevan Nagarajah, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Better Dairy, United Kingdom
Max Rye, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of TurtleTree Labs, Singapore
Raffael Wohlgensinger, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LegenDairy, now Formo, Germany
R S Sodhi
Managing Director of Amul, India and IDF board member
Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi is Managing Director of AMUL, which is India’s largest Food Products and FMCG organization with annual group turnover of more than Rs. 52,000 crores (US $ 7.0 billion) during 2019-20.
Dr. Sodhi has 40 years of rich experience in leading & developing cooperative sector within Indian dairy industry, having served dairy farmers in several capacities. He has been responsible for creating the current structure of the AMUL, enabling the organization to maintain and enhance its leadership status within Indian dairy industry. Member unions of GCMMF are procuring 25 million liters of milk per day from more than 18,600 Village Dairy Co-operative societies. For more than three decades, Dr. Sodhi has worked under direct guidance & mentorship of father of white revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien and has ensured that values cherished by Dr. Kurien, such as integrity, dedication, courage, honesty, commitment to farmers and to consumers, remained deeply ingrained in the culture of AMUL.
Senior Marketing Director for Arla UK
Danny Micklethwaite is a respected marketer with over 20 years’ experience in delivering strong business growth and building brands in competitive markets for Arla, both in the UK and globally.
As the UK’s Senior Marketing Director, he is directly responsible for driving the growth agenda for some of Britain’s biggest brands and a branded portfolio now worth over £1bn. Over the last two years, he’s also been at the helm of a newly established in-house creative studio, his leadership sparking a major shift in how the business approaches digital media planning and buying. Danny has been instrumental in Arla doubling consumer engagement, while driving a 42% decrease in CPM and CPE. Danny began his career at United Biscuits, a leading international snacks company with a global turnover of £1.2bn. He joined the 8,500-strong workforce as a Marketing Graduate Trainee and remained with the business for three years before joining Arla UK as an Assistant Brand Manager, working on Lurpak. He worked his way up the marketing ladder at Arla, before joining the UK’s 4th largest food retailer, Morrisons. Danny was responsible for developing the retailer’s own label brand portfolio, including the range architecture, design strategy and innovation launching a number of new sub-brands as part of a clear growth strategy. Danny then returned to Arla in the newly formed Global Marketing Team and took responsibility for driving global growth strategies across a consumer brand portfolio spanning the milk, yogurts and drinks categories, before taking up another global role overseeing the butter category. Leading iconic global brands such as Lurpak along with various local brands, Danny drove significant growth via award winning advertising, innovation and new market entry activities. His commitment to growth and expertise in delivering outstanding brand strategies, creative campaigns and innovation as well as a fresh approach to in-house marketing processes and structures make Danny a truly inspirational marketing leader.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axia Foods, India
Executive Vice President – Strategy for Groupe Bel, France
Cécile Beliot is Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy and Growth and a member of the executive committee of BEL Group.
Her role is to drive the strategic transformation and accelerate the growth levers of the Group, a major player in the healthy fruit and dairy single-serving portion snacking. In line with Bel’s mission to provide healthier and responsible food for all, she pursues a vision of developing positive brands, committed to environmental and societal issues and meeting the expectations of the greatest number. BEL group owns iconic brands such as The Laughing Cow®, Kiri®, Babybel®, Leerdammer®, Boursin® or Pom’ Potes®, and has started to develop a plant-based complementary offer. Prior to joining Bel in March 2018, Cecile Beliot spent nearly 20 years at Danone, most recently as General Manager of Danone Waters for France and Benelux and General Manager of One Danone simultaneously. During her time at Danone, she held a number of marketing and general management positions, gaining significant international experience and leading the strategy of iconic brands in a variety of product categories. Cécile started her career at Kraft Foods (Mondelez), after earning an MBA from the Essec Business School.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Better Dairy, United Kingdom
Jevan is the Co-Founder & CEO at Better Dairy. He has over 10 years experience across banking, technology and food at companies including HSBC, Rocket Internet, SumUp, Ritual.co and his own previous startup ShareDining.
He holds a BSc Mathematics from Imperial College.
Founder and Managing Director of Biotiful, United Kingdom
Pierre Therville, Global Account Manager - Dairy and Subsidiary Manager of Cama, France
Pierre Therville is the new manager for the CAMA GROUP’s operations in France.
His industrial experiences commenced in 1984, which saw him working in various roles in the processing and food sectors. He originally joined Cama in 1990 in his present role as the county manager in France, with a focus on business development. Having left the company in 2000, he re-joined in 2017 and, following the departure of his predecessor, was once again offered the role of country manager. “I like to think that business development is part of my DNA,” Pierre explains. “I thrive upon developing customer relationships and teamworking towards common goals. As well as recognizing my ability to manage operations on a national scale, Daniele Bellante, Managing Director at CAMA GROUP, set me the challenge to grow the company’s dairy offering. “Three years ago, we had nothing in this sector,” he explains, “but by 2019 we had grown this to €7.5 million. 2020 will certainly not be a true reflection of our growing capabilities and market acceptance, but I am sure we will continue the incredibly positive upwards trend once the pandemic has passed.” Therville heads a very dedicated French team, comprising mechanical and software service engineers, sales operatives, sales-support personnel and office-support staff.
Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer - Essential Dairy and Plant-Based for Groupe Danone
Daniel is Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer - Essential Dairy and Plant-Based for Groupe Danone, with over 25 years of FMCG business experience across Unilever and Danone.
He led Unilever’s different deodorant brands at the Regional Innovation Centre in LatAm and then in Europe. Later on, Daniel led the detergents portfolio in Europe, and finally the Lux brand at a global level. In Danone, he occupied different general management roles in several countries, before creating the position of Chief Growth Officer - Waters in 2015. Daniel has been Chief Growth Officer of the Essential Dairy and Plant based division, since the end of 2017
Senior Vice President - Marketing Innovation for DFA Brands at Dairy Farmers of America
Rachel Kyllo is currently Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for DFA Dairy Brands.
In her current role, she is responsible for Brand Marketing, Consumer and Shopper Insights, and Innovation for the DFA portfolio of fresh dairy and frozen desserts brands. Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation for Kemps, a Twin Cities-based marketer of dairy and frozen desserts products where she led Brand Marketing, Insights, Innovation, and Research and Development. Previously she held various brand management roles in the Consumer Products Division of Sandoz Nutrition (now Nestle Nutrition). Rachel currently serves as chairperson for the Milk Processor Education Program board of directors. She also serves on the International Dairy Foods Association Ice Cream segment board. Rachel holds an MBA in Marketing from St. Thomas University and a BA from St. Olaf College. She and her husband have three daughters and reside in Bloomington, MN. Her personal passion is working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in pursuit of a cure for those with Type 1 Diabetes.
Dr Jeremy Hill MNZM
Chief Science & Technology Officer for Fonterra Cooperative Group, and Professor of Sustainable Nutrition at Riddet Institute - Massey University
Professor Jeremy Hill has worked for Fonterra and its predecessor companies for over 30 years, the last 14 as Fonterra’s Chief Science & Technology Officer.
He is an inventor on numerous patents covering different aspects of dairy science, technology, health and nutrition and has published over 100 scientific papers. Between 2012-2016 he served as President and Chairman of the Board of the International Dairy Federation (IDF). He is Chairman of the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and sits on the Board of the NZ Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. Professor Hill was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science and the dairy industry in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Formo, Germany (formerly LegenDairy)
Raffael is the Founder & CEO of Formo (formerly LegenDairy), Europe’s leading cultured dairy company.
He has been working in venture development at different fast-growth, VC-backed startups in food and fashion. Previously, he was part of Atlantic Food Labs, a Berlin-based VC and company builder focused on food, health & sustainability. He studied Strategy and International Management at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GoodSport, United States
Michelle is the Founder & CEO of GoodSport Nutrition where she launched GoodSport™, a first-of-its-kind natural sports drink made from the goodness of milk that delivers superior hydration backed by science with a delicious thirst-quenching taste.
GoodSport™’s patent-pending formula cracked the code on how to provide milk’s hydration benefits in a clear and refreshing beverage. McBride is an attorney and a former non-profit executive.
President of International Dairy Federation
Executive Vice President – International for IRI Worldwide
Senior Vice President - International for IRI Worldwide
Ananda Roy is a Senior Vice President at IRI Worldwide leading executive engagement on strategic insights & foresights. He is responsible for IRI’s thought leadership across practices and solutions in markets across Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Building on commercially-led experience in Marketing Strategy, Insights & Data Analytics; Ananda works with senior business directors and the board of several Top 100 multinational firms. He aims to provoke strategic discussions using structured, evidence based insights & tools that support decision making. His areas of category focus have been CPG, OTC Healthcare, Food & Beverage and Manufacturing among others. Previously, Ananda has led Strategy & Insights functions at two FTSE companies and has worked in agencies, consulting & on client side. He is currently a business and performance mentor at HM’s Cabinet Office working with senior civil servants to achieve their fullest performance on key strategic issues affecting the United Kingdom. He welcomes a conversation on drivers of category growth, effectiveness and competing on big data and analytics at Ananda.Roy@IRIworldwide.com.
Chief Executive Officer of Impacting.today, Netherlands
Muriel Arts is a business and brands strategy consultant, innovation leader and sustainability expert. Muriel is specialized in strategy, innovation, marketing, organizational change and capability building.
With over 20 years international executive management roles at: Unilever (marketing, sales and innovation), Royal Grolsch (Chief Marketing Officer), Talpa Media Network (Director Business Development), KPN Telecom (Chief Marketing & Sustainability Officer) and Achmea Insurance NV (Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer). In 2009 she switched her professional focus to consultancy, interim & change management and social impact entrepreneurship. She is CEO of IMPACTING today, business and brands for a better tomorrow. And co-founder of Flow Impact Fund, research and education for a better world.
Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Lactalis, France
Philippe Palazzi joined Lactalis in June 2020 as Group CEO. With an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, Philippe Palazzi began his career in operational management functions at METRO Cash & Carry France where he worked for 5 years.
International positions in Greece and Hungary quickly enabled him to progress to Purchasing Director. In 2007, he took the reins of all METRO Cash & Carry's food purchasing at international level. He became CEO for Italy from 2011 to 2014, and was then appointed as Chief Customer and Marketing Officer (CCMO) for METRO Cash & Carry International in Düsseldorf Head Office, and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2018, he took over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) member of the METRO Ag Board of Directors, a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. With a 25-years career in the METRO Group, his values, his passion for the food industry and local communities as well as his international experience led him to join Lactalis as Group CEO. As soon as he started, he initiated the “CAP100” strategic project, defining the priorities and ambitions of the Lactalis Group for the years ahead.
Director - Global Retail & Shopper Solution for Kantar, Worldpanel Division
Stéphane has been working in the French & Spanish FMCG industry for 30 years in several agencies and manufacturers in a range of client facing, marketing and team management roles.
His current job is to help global manufacturers and retailers to drive value understanding how shoppers are likely to behave and change in the future. He is the author of papers on e-commerce, retail trend changes or the impact of promotions on shopping short term and long term behaviour. Last release is “winning omnichannel, how COVID is transforming FMCG and Retail across the world”
Joost de Leij
Founder of Limelights
Joost is the founder of Limelights, a Certified B Corporation working towards a more sustainable world.
Joost is a facilitator of change and sustainability strategist. He works on leadership summits, online workshops and trains people & teams to become effective agents of change.
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Dairy SBU for Nestlé, Switzerland
Mayank Trivedi has been with Nestle, the world’s largest food and beverage company, for more than 25 years in commercial management roles across diverse geographies.
These include Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Syria, Lebanon and, more recently, 7 years in the Greater China Region including as CEO of a local, billion dollar plant based beverages company in mainland China. He is presently Senior Vice President and Global Head of Dairy SBU at the Nestle HQ in Switzerland.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NotCo
Matias Muchnick is CEO and co-founder of NotCo, one of the fastest growing food tech companies in Latin America.
With a degree in finance and a business background working at JP Morgan in Hong Kong, he gathered a science-based team to build one of the most advanced companies in the food industry. Investors such as Jeff Bezos, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, L-Catterton, Kaszek Ventures, The Craftory, IndieBio, and Maya Capital are currently helping the company take a quantum leap of experience. NotCo's innovative way of creating tailor-made partnerships has opened doors for it to become an essential ingredient in multinationals such as Burger King and Papa John's. With operations in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and USA, and with four product categories on the market, NotCo is planning to continue conquering the world with mouthwatering products.
Chief Executive Officer of Nutritional Growth Solutions Ltd, Israel
Liron Fendell is the CEO and managing director of Nutritional Growth Solutions, LTD.
Nutritional Growth Solutions is a global nutritional health company focused on the well-being of children. NGS develops, produces and sells clinically tested nutritional supplement formulae for children following 20 years of medical research into pediatric nutrition at Schneider Children’s Medical Centre, Israel’s largest pediatric hospital. The nutritional supplements market has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, but most attention has been focused on adult users and children under three years of age. The three to twelve year old consumers represent a larger market opportunity and NGS is highly differentiated from its competitors with clinically tested products and an expanding product portfolio to capture this market opportunity.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Perfect Day
Ryan Pandya is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Perfect Day, a food company on a mission to create delicious animal-free dairy products, while leaving a kinder, greener footprint on the planet.
Ryan studied Chemical & Biological Engineering at Tufts University, where he contributed to seminal research on tissue engineered meat at the Kaplan Lab before graduating and going on to work at MassBiologics, a small biopharmaceutical company in Boston, MA. He realized that the same technology used in the pharmaceutical industry could solve other world issues, including one that was particularly personal to him – the need for better dairy alternatives. Having become vegetarian as a teenager, by college Ryan realized that his motivations for giving up meat – concern about the impact of his diet on animal welfare and the environment – were cause for giving up all animal products. He was dismayed to find, however, that the transition to a vegan diet was really hard for one main reason: his love of dairy. An unfortunate incident with a bagel and a sad soy “cream cheese” substitute led him to search for a better way to make the dairy foods he loved without cows. While digging into how to create animal-free dairy, Ryan was connected to Perumal Gandhi – who, on the other side of the world, was driven to solve the very same problem. Together, Ryan and Perumal set out to create a company to revolutionize the dairy industry, and thus Perfect Day was born. Today they lead a diverse team of chefs, food developers, scientists, engineers, and storytellers who are working in harmony to make their dream of animal-free dairy a reality. Perfect Day is now pioneering a new and more sustainable era in dairy by using fermentation to create dairy products from the very same proteins (casein and whey) found in cow’s milk, but made without the cow. Named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2019, Ryan is committed to making delicious, nutritious food that does less damage to our planet.
Arda Cenk Tokbas
Managing Director of Hadaf Food Industries, UAE, part of Pinar, Turkey
Arda is the Founding Managing Director of HDF Fzco in Dubai as well as the Founding Managing Director of Hadaf Foods Industries in Abu Dhabi; both of which are subsidiaries of Yasar Holding, who owns leading Turkish food and beverage brand, PINAR.
As an engaged leader with an eye for entrepreneurship, Tokbas has spearheaded many landmark projects. Most recently, under his leadership, the Group launched the first processed cheese factory of the UAE, the brand’s first production facility outside Turkey. During the first year of operations, the factory achieved to export ‘’Made in UAE’’ products to 17 countries. With over 25 years of international business experience within the FMCG industry, Tokbas’ expertise has been instrumentally leveraged across the greenfield projects, manufacturing, franchising, sales, marketing, distribution, finance, export-import and other international business operations. Tokbas is a graduate of Engineering Faculty at Bosphorus University, Istanbul and holds a degree in Executive Management from the University of California, Berkeley.
Global Dairy Strategist for Rabobank International
Rabobank’s Global Dairy Strategist Mary Ledman has over thirty years of experience which includes production agriculture, food processing, government service, agricultural policy, dairy risk management, market information and dissemination...
and milk and dairy product price forecasting. Mary sets Rabobank’s dairy research agenda and directs a team of 10 analysts around the globe. Rabobank's dairy franchise has €25 billion euros credit outstanding globally and services 17 out of the top 20 dairy companies by turnover, as well as financing farmer clients in Oceania, Europe and the Americas. Mary grew up on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin. She received a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany. Her work experience includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kraft Foods, Stella Foods, and the Daily Dairy Report.
Dairy Analyst for Rabobank
Richard works for FAR in Utrecht with a focus on the dairy sector in the Netherlands. He translates developments in the global dairy sector to the Dutch context.
Richard previously worked for PwC as part of a Risk Management team dedicated to the financial services sector. Between 2011 and 2014, he already worked with Rabobank, first at a member bank in the Netherlands and after that for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand.
Sensitive Products Portfolio Director for Sidel
Chief Executive of Sustainable Food Trust, United Kingdom
Patrick Holden is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust, working internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems.
After studying biodynamic agriculture at Emerson College, he established a mixed community farm in Wales in 1973, producing at various times: wheat for flour production sold locally, carrots and milk from an 85 cow Ayrshire dairy herd, now made into a single farm cheddar style cheese by his son Sam. He was the founding chairman of British Organic Farmers in 1982, before joining the Soil Association, where he worked for nearly 20 years and during which time the organisation led the development of organic standards and the market for organic foods. His advocacy for a major global transition to more sustainable food systems now entails international travel and regular broadcasts and talks at public events. He is Patron of the UK Biodynamic Association and was awarded the CBE for services to organic farming in 2005. Patrick is passionate about the application of Nature’s principles of Harmony to food and farming, which is explored in the SFT’s latest initiative, The Harmony Project.
Co-founder and Chief Strategist of TurtleTree Labs, Singapore
As Chief Strategist, Max’s focus is on leading the TurtleTree Labs Team to transform the global milk industry.
Max has more than 15 years of experience helping businesses scale with technology. He was the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company and firmly believes that technology can solve the world's biggest problems. Max formulates TurtleTree Labs' business strategies and shapes the company's direction to accelerate growth to the next level.
Dr Zhanyou Yun
Assistant President of Yili Group, China
Dr. Yun Zhanyou got his PhD from Osaka University and has rich experience in food and dairy R&D.
Now he is Assistant President of Yili Group, member of IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Science and Technology, member of the Technological Committee of Chinese Dairy Industry Association, standing member of the council of the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Marcelo Kuerten Baracuhy
Product Development Director for YPY Sorvetes, Brazil
Founder of YPY Ice Cream, Marcelo Kuerten Baracuhy has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.
When he had the idea of creating an ice cream that combines quality, flavor, and healthiness, his main motivation was to transform the way people taste an ice cream, considered by many nutritionists as a food with low nutritional value and bad for the human body. In partnership with the nutrition department of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, he developed Pro Vita, an ice cream that is nutritional support for people with higher demand for protein and energy, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Since then, YPY has been expanding its product portfolio for people with food restriction, keeping the focus on the main objective of the brand: producing tasty foods that are a source of pleasure and health for people.
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