Mentors

Shaping the food system with a global reach

MEET OUR MENTORS

GROW Mentors are practitioners and subject matter experts from a wide cross section of industries. Each one brings years of expertise and a deep passion for working with startups to help you scale and achieve extraordinary success.

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Ajay Muttreja

President

CEO Club India

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Christopher Horne

Director

Research Engine Ltd

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Ilanit Kabessa

Venture Partner

NovoProteins by Novozymes

Advisor

Dole Asia Fresh

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Kate Jarvis

Agribusiness Finance Specialist

Asian Development Bank

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Luigi Mirri

General Manager, Asia Pacific

The Hershey Company 

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Marc Allen

Technical Director

Engeco

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Mike Rivett-Carnac

Director

Tiercel Investment

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Pascal Demierre

Managing Director

Demierre (Private) Limited

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Sandeep Khanna

Founder & CEO (Chief Enrichment Officer)

Better Versions

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Shashank Sukumaran

Deputy General Manager, Vegetable Oils

Grand Industrial Holding

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Victoria Chen 

Head of Growth, APAC - Hair Care

Johnson & Johnson

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Carina Paladino

Strategy Lead

Deloitte

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Duane Ho

Group CFO 

Oceanus Group Ltd

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Jodie Collins

Head

Creative Partnerships & Solutions

Google

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Komal Mistry

Global Director Advanced Nutrition

Fonterra

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Luis Copeland

Vice President, Global Head

SeedGrowth Commercial

Bayer Crop Science

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Mark Keong

Head, Partnership Success

Tiffin Labs

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Mohit Purbey

Founder & CEO

Smartfarms Network

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Pratima Kalmadi

Manager

Innovation & User-Centered Design

The Strategy Group

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Sanjeesh Bera

Managing Director

Elixir Advisory Pte Ltd

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Shermay Lee

Founder & Owner

Shermay's Singapore

Fine Food

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Vinesh V George

Executive Director

Brand & Creative Strategy

Brand Cube

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Cedric Chaudron

Executive Director

Capital Markets S.E.A. & India

Rabobank

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Hemendra Mathur

Venture Partner

Bharat Innovation Fund

Co-Founder

Think Ag

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Johny Tay

Founding Partner

Idealogy

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Lawrence Brown

Director
Animal Sciences  & Aquaculture Specialist, DIT
LJB Veterinary Services Ltd

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Mak Hussain

VP, Strategy

Mastercard

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Matthew McGarvey

Co Founder

Xylem Capital

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Neeraj Kamath

Senior Food Scientist

Tate & Lyle

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Rob Hulme

Director - Asia

Beanstalk AgTech

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Sanjib Bose

Marketing Director (CMO), South East Asia
Kellogg Company Ltd

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Stephane Aldebert

Founder & Managing Director

Moutarde & Wasabi

Interested in becoming a GROW Mentor?