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Christina Senn-Jakobsen

Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley

As a food innovation passionista Christina aims to help solve some of the most pressing global issues related to food. With a core focus on food science and nutrition, Christina believes collaboration between sectors is fundamental to better and faster innovation, and aims to put Switzerland firmly on the map as a leading nation in sustainable food & nutrition.

Christina holds a Master’s in Food Science & Technology from the University of Copenhagen and a Master’s in European Food Studies from Wageningen University.

She spent the first 12 years of her career at Mondelez in roles spanning R&D, innovation management, marketing and strategy before she moved on to working with entrepreneurs and startup collaborations. In January 2021 she joined Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley as Managing Director. In her spare time she coaches individuals who want to find their place as changemaker in the food system. Christina also sits on the advisory board of two startups. She has studied and worked in 14 different countries and has a special devotion to both the Ocean and the Mountains.

Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley was founded in 2020 and is a nationwide not for profit unifying consortium, which aims to bring ecosystem players across sectors together to collaborate in unleashing innovation faster and better.

The Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley, has more than 75 members, including Nestlé, Bühler, Firmenich, Givaudan, ADM, Canton of Vaud, Canton of Fribourg, EPFL, EHL, ETHZ, startups, SMEs, interest organizations, academic institutions, accelerators and investors.

    Christina Senn-Jakobsen
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