This week, I thought I would take the chance to sit with someone who has been on the list on my whiteboard nearly since Day 1. Angeline Achariya is a remarkable woman, over the past 20 years she has had a variety of roles in global food innovation, she’s an expert in turning ideas into products and being able to commercialise them.
When I met Angeline back in 2019, she was leading the Monash Food Innovation Centre, it was incredible. I was shown how they come up with new concepts from the intricacies of a new chocolate bar to 3D printed food, to how and where to stock products on supermarket shelves within the ‘virtual supermarket’.
Today I’m keen to find out more about her story, how did she end up in the food innovation space, what’s making her passionate about doing food better, what’s it like to launch more than 1,000 products into the market, and the importance of connecting agriculture and food, how does she balance her values alongside needing to meet business objectives and what are some of the emerging trends and surprises throughout her career.
This episode is part of our collaboration with EvokeAg, We are really excited about the evokeAG. 2023 event that will be held on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. If you’re interested in attending the two-day, full-scale, global event or partnering, visit evokeAG.com for more details.