Angeline Achariya

CEO - Monash Food Innovation Centre

Angeline has more than 20 years of diverse international innovation and leadership experience in blue chip multinational companies like Masterfoods Japan, Fonterra, Yum! Brands and Mondelez International.  Angeline has led cross-functional teams across innovation, strategy development, market expansion and R&D execution.

Her leadership has resulted in over 800 innovations launched across grocery and quick service restaurants in markets such as Japan, China, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. Angeline is on a number of advisory boards and committees and most noteworthy is the development of Victoria’s Food & Fibre strategy in 2015.

Angeline’s strong commercial and innovation skills have paved the way for her leading and establishing a world first industry shared model, the Mondelez International Food Innovation Centre (FIC). The FIC has transitioned to Monash University in 2016 as a neutral industry shared innovation services start up to support the growth and revitalisation of the Australian food and beverage industry.


14.00 – 14.30  | Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Winning the hearts and minds of the Future Consumer

We are now in a time of not disruption but high velocity change. With Millenials now our biggest consumer group globally, the Gen Z wave is making impact that will change the future of how these generations shop and consume. The key question is how do consumer goods businesses navigate through not only the generations but find the next growth opportunity. This presentation will discuss the intersection of personalised nutrition, wellness, health and digitisation by looking through the generational shifts and more importantly show how businesses can design and develop new products that delight as we ride the wave of change.

14.30 – 15.00 | Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Panel: The rise of the Mindful Consumer: Consumer demands driving change in packaging and processing

How do I reduce waste? Where does it come from? Is it safe? How was it made? Is it kind to the environment? These are the questions an increasing number of consumers are asking during the purchasing process. This panel discussion and Q & A session lead by Lindy Hughson from PKN magazine will address the impact of the mindful consumer and the implications for the packaging and processing industry.

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