• Kennard Wong, CEO & Representative Director, Unifrutti Group, Japan

    Kennard Wong, CEO & Representative Director, Unifrutti Group, Japan

  • Unifrutti Group was established in 1948 by Italian entrepreneur Guido De Nadai which today successfully provides the best quality fresh fruit through an extensive global network and sustainable agricultural and business practices, adding to the value chain and adding quality to the lives of people. The group sells over 600,000 tons of fresh fruit sold globally with over 14,000 hectares of farms in Chile, Argentina, the Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Spain, and Ecuador, operating in more than 50 countries while serving over 500 clients worldwide. Its flexible approach of vertical integration and its varied geographical presence, allow for revenue diversification and value capturing from retail and wholesale clients and distributors/service providers.

  • Kennard Wong: Harvesting Value In Business For Stakeholders & The Global Community

Blockchain to Establish a New Level of Trust in F&B

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

Order reconciliation time can make or break businesses. But for corporate gods like Coca-Cola, reducing order reconciliation time is about tidying their businessconstantly and providing that premium experience to their B2B partners.

How today’s Digital Economy has Transformed the Way Industries & Organisations Operate

By: Aditya Arora, CEO, Teleperformance

Aditya, CEO of Teleperformance India discusses what more can be done in order to develop the skills required to succeed in tomorrow’s digital economy.

Top 10 Leaders In Food & Beverage From Asia - 2023

Importance of Leadership During Tempestuous Times

By: Nisha Parikh, VP – HR & Marketing, Telebu

Indeed, one cannot escape from the unending stream of global unrest; the pandemic has confirmed this. In extraordinary times, people often turn to their mentors or leaders for reassurance and guidance more than ever before.


Transforming Digital Process Automation during New Normal

By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group

With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik is increasing the digital process automation valuation


Technology Key to Global Travel Recovery

By: Benjamin Boesch, Chief Digital Officer, VFS Global

The world is on the move again. After months of closures, the revival of various sectors is evident reopening of universities, hybrid working models, and high profile international events are back on the calendar.


Cybercriminals: Who Are They & How Do They Use Malware?

By: Anthony Webb, Vice President International, A10 Networks

Cyber criminals are usually motivated by financial gain, though other motivations can include desire for political influence, some concept of social justice, or just the malicious thrill of causing trouble


Three Ways Investing in Route Planning Software is Beneficial for the Transportation Industry

By: Mradul K., VP - Global Sales & Strategy, LogiNext

Mradul boasts of a 13-year long career during which he has been associated with companies such as Bajaj Alliance General Insurance, IFFCO Tokyo General Insurance, BlueOcean Systems

  • Top 10 Leaders In Food & Beverage From Asia - 2023

    Foodpreneurs Feeding the Consumer Demand Globally

    The history of food and beverage is as old as humans themselves. A famous foodie once expressed, the only thing that he loved better than talking about food is eating, and this describes the whole sentiment of mankind towards food. Food being a vital component of cultural identity can highly influence food choices. With increasing importance of Food & Beverage items in the consumer demand globally over time, the F&B industry is booming in order to align with the demands along with increasing capability of processing and storing food for long term usage. From new innovations to higher-volume to lower-cost production techniques, this industry is always looking for new ways to produce the food as per ever evolving consumer demands at the best possible price. Being one of the oldest industries on the planet, it is full of innovation and constantly seeks new innovators to dive in and help in extending the current boundaries.

    Industry Trends

    F&B industry has witnessed a healthy growth over the past couple of years and with this trend there have been some significant shake-ups. The sector has moved increasingly from imitation to innovation. While the use of technology is frowned upon, there is an increased demand for vegan food trends as people become more nutrition conscious. As an industry trend companies started connecting the dots when it comes to consumer convenience and here on a big shift entered into the frame called online grocery which allows consumers to order groceries by the push of a button. And, sitting at own sofa while enjoying a meal from a favorite restaurant is another present of technology for F&B and its consumers. Backed by these technology trends, the opportunities for international trade of food and beverage products in Asia Pacific markets are growing rapidly. The global food and beverages market is expected to grow from $5,817.4 billion in 2021 to $6,383.49 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 percent. And, the market is expected to grow to $8,905.5 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7 percent.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights Asia, a list of ‘Top 10 Leaders in Food & Beverage from Asia - 2023' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 Leaders In Food & Beverage From Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
My Menu Abhishek Bose, Co-Founder & CEO My Menu A true entrepreneur with extensive expertise in Marketing, Social Media, Online, Hospitality, Retail, Duty Free Travel Retail, IT, with strong network in the Middle East & India
Daabon Organic David Rincon Perez, CEO Daabon Organic He has experience in strategic planning and negotiation and also passionate about free flying being into sports like paragliding for almost 30 years
The Cutting Edge Agency Duncan Fraser-Smith, Founder The Cutting Edge Agency A dynamic innovator, disruptor and creator in the regional and international food and beverage scene, voted as No1 Influencer in the Food and Beverage Indutry in the Middle East
Oddle Jonathan Lim , Founder Oddle Driven by his passion for the F&B industry, he has transported his intimate knowledge of the F&B industry and experience into a mission to support the growth and digitisation of restaurants in Singapore and South East Asia
Unifrutti Group Kennard Wong , CEO & Representative Director Unifrutti Group With almost three decades of professional experience, he is leading the Japan unit of the 74-year-old multinational company which aims to take its brand to the next level globally
The Aroma Group Louise Lautan, Co-Founder The Aroma Group Owns multiple brands in Indonesia & Singapore and manages over 80 restaurant outlets across Indonesia via direct management and franchising
Drinks & Destinations Rojita Tiwari , Founder & Director Drinks & Destinations An award-winning beverage professional who is also a beverage writer, educator, trainer, consultant and juror at several international wine & spirits competitions
Hindustan Unilever Sanjiv Mehta , CEO Hindustan Unilever A stalwart F&B leader focuses on building business institutions based on principles of compassionate capitalism for a purpose driven and values led businesses
Kabhi B (Kanhai Foods) Shashank Chokhani , Founder Kabhi B (Kanhai Foods) He incepted the idea with a determination to bring a quality bakery to his hometown
Unibourne Food Ingredients Vandana Gupta , Head-Strategy Unibourne Food Ingredients She has over 18 years of experience in deep understanding of the latest trends and demands in the food and beverage industry, making an invaluable asset to the customers and employer

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