AFMASS – MarketPlace of Ideas for the Food, Beverage & Milling Industry in Africa

AFMASS Conferences & Expos have over the years provided the platform to infuse new ideas into Africa’s food, beverage and milling industry.

From investors and founders, C-suite executives and managers from the manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government regulators and other stakeholders from the NGO/development organisations world, AFMASS continues to play its role of shaping the future prospects of the industry in Africa.

Below are some of the past speakers and panelists at AFMASS events in Africa.

Georgina Kasapatu – Director, Domestic Trade & Commerce, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia.

Prof. Dorington Ogoyi – CEO, National Biosafety Authority, Kenya

Bimal Shah – Managing Director, Broadway Bakery

Greg S. Garrett – Director Food Policy & Financing, GAIN

Peter Cottan – Managing Director, Superior Milling

Kalpa Padia – Managing Director, Raka Cheese

Shreenal Ruparelia – Regional Managing Director, Jumia Food

Joachim Westerveld – Executive Chairman, Bio Food Products

Robert Kilonzo – Head, Food Safety & Quality, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Duncan Kimani – Manufacturing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Prital Patel – Managing Director, Creative Y&R

Sarah Ockman – Global Lead, IFC Food Safety Advisory

Margaret Kibogy – Managing Director, Kenya Dairy Board

Francis Mbaki – Area Sales Manager, Buhler

Geoffrey Gangla – CEO, Genghis Capital

Shudhan Kohli – Co-founder & CEO, Grey Elephant Ventures

Julia Otaya – Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager – Coca-Cola

Soumeya Loucif – Area Business Manager, bioMerieux

Monique Tredoux – Market Development Manager, DSM Nutritionals

Sammy Lamba – Director, Food Hygiene, Diversey

Hiten Shah – Managing Director, Bakex Millers

Julian Garcier – Managing Director, Sagaci Research

Quentin Rukingama – Consultant

Diana Swan – Sales & Partnerships Lead, OKHi

Neels Poerstamper – Technical Sales Manager, Tate & Lyle

Grant Little – Station Manager, South Africa, DNV GL

Linda Jackson – Director, Food Focus SA

Anton Hanekom – Executive Director, Plastics South Africa

Ruth Oniang’o – Professor of Food & Nutrition, Board member Nestle SA and Chair of Board Sasakawa Africa

Peter Akomo – Product Development & Technology Manager, Valid Nutrition
Craig Robertson – Director, Fossilcote 

Simiyu Wamalwa – Sales Manager, Cimbria

Lois Ndiba, MD, Food Safety International 

Ndopa Banda – Beverage industry consultant

Priv Haria – Business Development Lead – PET Recycling

Carolyne Mugo – Financial Controller, Cargill

Mercy Chatyoka – QSHE Manager, National Foods 

Roni Painter – Production Head, Capwell Industries Ltd
Sufian Kyarua – Secretary General, Tanzania Animal Feed Manufacturers Association

Diana Wairimu – Account Manager, Human Nutrition, BASF

Marinda Ventner – Nutritionist

Marcel Berendsen, Sales Manager, MEA, Frigortec

Mahran Ahmed – MD, DST East Africa

Oliver Mary – Marketing Vice President, Centrale Danone, Morocco

Cyprian Kabbis – CRS & Food Business Manager, SGS Kenya
Eric Ogumo – Technical Director, Crop Masters Ltd

Zipporah Maritawa – Lead Auditor, DNV GL

Fabrice Lesault – Regional Business Director, bioMerieux

Grace Ngari – Executive Director, SynCom Food Consultancy

Dr. Komi Fiaboe – Senior Scientist & Lead, INSEFF Project, icipe

Titus Kieni – Corporate Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestle

Tracy Shigoli – HR Generalist, Ingredion

Devan Shah – Business Development Executive, Broadway Bakery

Doris Kendi – SHEQ Manager, CCBA

Phillip Soita – Business Development, Ingredion

Alice Owambo – Marketing Manager, Beer, Kenya Breweries (Diageo)

Rachel Muli – Quality Manager, Unilever Ethiopia

Joyce Mutua – Technical Director, Dairy, KAVES

Dr. David Okeyo – CEO, Kenya Nutritionists and Dietetics Institute

Amir Parpia – Finance Director, Alpha Fine Foods

Dr. Ochieng Odede – Technical Director, SIDAI 



Jacob Mwale – Executive Director, ZAMACE

Michael Sanni – Impact Executive, CDC Group

Charity Magwenzi – R&D Manager, Capwell Industries Ltd

Vaishali Malde – Sales & Marketing Manager, PIL

Brenda Obura – Food Safety Officer, Ministry of Health

David McKee – MD, Key International LLC

Felistus Mutambi – Food Fortification Manager, GAIN

Francis Mbaki – Area Sales Manager, Buhler

Pierre Edouard Molina – Managing Director, Eurogerm South Africa

Dingiswayo Shawa – Standards Development Manager, ZABS