Sigrid Wertheim-Heck

Sigrid Wertheim-Heck

Sigrid Wertheim-Heck joined the supervisory board of the BoP Innovation Center in September 2018. She is a professor (Lector) of Food and Healthy Living at the Aeres University of Applied Sciences and senior research fellow at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University. She holds a master in history and international relations, a master in Russian and Eurasian Studies both at Leiden University, and a PhD in consumption sociology at Wageningen University and Research.
 
Sigrid has over 20 years experience in business development, market and consumer research, marketing and distribution strategy within the international commercial sector. Most recently, from 2007 to 2016 she was the Marketing and Business Development Director of the agro-food consulting firm Fresh Studio, based in Vietnam. In 2015 she relocated to The Netherlands where she continues her career in academia leading research programs on urban food security, making connections between the global north and the global south.
 
Combining a catalytic way of working with robust fact-finding Sigrid is able to stimulate the innovative capacity of people and organisations for realising sustainable development. She is regularly consulted as strategic policy advisor on issues related to food security. Her international background in the fields of research, policy and business allows her to establish vital connections between the private sector and knowledge institutions in creating interdisciplinary approaches for real world issues.
 
Member of the supervisory board @ BoP Innovation Center

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