Experienced executive, consultant and entrepreneur, with 30 years experience in major international agrifood groups, as Board member for 12 years and founder of a consultancy firm over an 8 year period, creating and boosting high value businesses in several competitive, fast moving markets.
Stefano Volpi has significant experience recommending strategy and leading teams in the implementation of bold and innovative ventures whilst at Nestlé, Danone and Sara Lee, such as the Senseo launch in France. As founder of a consultant firm, Stefano has created value for his clients in brand licensing, has sealed several important partnerships between companies and recommended successful international business development opportunities via mergers and acquisitions in European, Magreb and Eastern Europe countries. As Director of Strategy and value-chain projects at Avril, Stefano developed strategic partnership and defined a breakthrough strategies. In 2016 Stefano cofounded Connecting Food, a FoodTech start-up proposing real-time certification of food compliance using the blockchain and big-data. Stefano is specialised in agrifood value chain innovation, defining and implementing business models and innovation throughout the production chain, and proposing use-cases based on new technologies.