FIPDes Employability

Career Prospects

85% of the FIPDes Alumni found a job within 6 months after graduation (38% before being graduated and 30% up to 3 months after graduation)!

FIPDes graduates work worldwide.
They get jobs in different sectors of food innovation such as research, product development and entrepreneurship.
They can act at each level of the supply chain and get extremely diverse positions from consultant to CEO. FIPDes alumni act at corporate, SME or institutional level.

FIPDes Employability 2022

FIPDes graduates find employment within months of their graduation in a great variety of companies and positions. Here is an overview from cohort 9 (graduated in 2021) to cohort 1 (graduated in 2013) Alumni.

FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2019-2021: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Lara Mary AUZET South Africa Digital Laboratory Systems Coordinator, The Kraft Heinz Company, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
William BAIDOO Ghana PhD Biological Science, Quadram Institute Bioscience (Affiliated with University of East Anglia), UK
María Reneé BARRIOS REYES Guatemala France
Heather BROWNE Ireland Scientific OfficerScientific Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
Marie Line EL CHEMALI Lebanon Product Development Manager, Umiami, France
Can FENG China Concept & Integration Developer, Aventure AB, Sweden
Roisin GALLAGHER Ireland Germany
Alejandra GARCÍA MUÑOZ Colombia Food Product Developer, Umiami, France
Irineos GEORGIOU Cyprus Sensory and Consumer project manager, Eolas International, Cork, Ireland
Jessica GIOVANNI Indonesia Product Developer - Vegan Seafood Product Developer - SEAFOOD REBOOT, France
Uli Nicol HOSSE PASTOR Bolivia Product Manager, Micvac AB, Mölndal, Sweden
Povratanak HOUR Cambodia R&I Ingredient Specification Manager, Danone Nutricia, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nusara INTHARAKASEDT Thailand Packaging development engineer at Johnson and Johnson, Sweden
Charikleia KARAGIANNAKI Greece Development Engineer, Cerealiq Ab, Malmö, Sweden
Paula KHATI Lebanon PhD, Université de Montpellier, France
Elsa Safira KINANTI Indonesia R&D Product Expert Technologist, Barry Callebaut, Sweden
Gautam KOHLI India R&D Scientist, Haagen Dazs, Arras, France
Eduardo Jose LIZA DIAZ Peru R&D Project Engineer, Fermentis by Lesaffre, France
Lucas Joao MEZZOMO Brazil Process Technologist, The Kraft Heinz Company, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Maria Fransisca NJOMAN Indonesia Product Quality Navigator, IKEA, Malmö, Sweden
Bhumika PATEL India Industrial and Supply Chain Graduate, Ferrero, England, UK
Imothes SOTIANGCO Philippines Global Ingredient Specification Manager for Medical Goods - Specialized Nutrition, Danone, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ramyashree SRINATH India India
Ratchadetch TERMPITIPONG Thailand R&I SN Hub Manager, Danone Specialized Nutrition, Thailand
Alejandra Paola VELÁSQUEZ BARILLAS Guatemala PhD, Process Engineering, Oniris, Nantes, France
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2018-2020: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Eugenia Ayebea ASAMOAH Ghana PhD in Food Process Engineering, ONIRIS, Nantes, France
Nalaputi BASOEKI Indonesia Unilever Future Leaders Programme - R&D, Unilever, The Netherlands
Nawapan BOONCHUM Thailand Sensory and Food Technologist, Tetra Pak, Lund, Sweden
Yurixy BUGARIN CASTILLO Mexico PhD at INRAE, Massy, France
Hugo CARDOSO FURTADO Brazil Engineer, EntreCompFood Project, AgroParisTech, Palaiseau, France
Klara CERK Slovenia PhD student, Gut Microbiome and antimicrobial resistome, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich Research Park, UK
Maud DE HEMPTINNE Belgium Junior Associate at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Belgium
María Belen GAVILANES Ecuador Innovation Project Coordinador, Firmenich, Vienna, Austria
Anahita HASHEMI Iran Innovation ecosystem manager at Vitagora, France
Tushar KULKARNI India PhD at Université de Lille, France
Karen LACEY Ireland Plant-Based Project Manager at Danone Research, France
Mara LAURIOLA Italy PhD (Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN), Colon transport in Chronic Kidney Disease, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lukas LUGGIN Italy Innovation & Energy department, South Tyrolean Farmers Association (Südtiroler Bauernbund), Bolzano, Italy
Luana MOMM Brazil Business Analyst, VAKT, Lisbon, Portugal
Andres MORENO BARRETO Colombia PhD, Parma University / SSICA, High Pressure Technology effect on colour degradation for fruit juices, Parma, Italy
Janelle MYERS USA Sr. Culinary Scientist, Simple Mills, Mill Valley, CA, USA
Angelos PAPADOCHRISTOPOULOS Greece PhD, Teagasc - Anti-microbial packaging - Dublin, Ireland
Jorge RIVERA Guatemala PhD, CFD Simulations and optimization of thermal and non-thermal food processing, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU), Austria
Natsu SHINOZAKI Japan Marketing, Japan
Mahtab SHOUKAT Pakistan PhD, INRAE/AgroParisTech, France
Sonika SINGH India Packaging Technologist at Danone, The Netherlands
Roxanne Mae TARGA Philippines Sensory and Food Technologist at Tetra Pak, Sweden
Elif TIRYAKIOGLU Turkey Packaging Solution Engineer, IKEA of Sweden, Sweden
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2017-2019: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Lito ANDRIOTI PETROPOULOU Greece Scientist 1 - Gum & Candy Product Development Team at Mondelez International, Wroclaw, Poland
Elena ARAUJO SOTO Guatemala Product Developer, Synlait Milk Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Mahnoor AYUB Pakistan Associate NPD Manager at Arla Foods Amba, Germany
Mathieu CASANOVAS France Packaging Developer at Nestlé Purina, Noisiel, France
Kyriaki CHANIOTI Greece Research and Development Technologist, E.J. Papadopoulos SA, Athens, Greece
Shan CHEN China Food safety and biosafety intern, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Bangkok, teleworking in Paris, France
Joann COTTLE BASTANTE Peru Product Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Delight Naana DATSOMOR Ghana Product development manager at Danone Africa (fanmilk ltd), Accra, Ghana
Manava Bhushan DHAMODHARAN India Production Employee, Fazer Food Services AS, Lund, Sweden
Fernando GUARDIOLA RAMÍREZ Mexico Senior Packaging Development Engineer, Johnson and Johnson, Sweden
Peishun HE China Product development at FMCG company, Germany
Nuti HUTASINGH Thailand PhD, Flavour enhancer in plant, Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand
Renata KOSTOVSKA Macedonia (FYROM)/Croatia PhD, Dairy Science, Teagasc Moorepark, Ireland
Claire Lefebvre France Product Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sonam LHAMO Bhutan Senior Post Production Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Bhutan
Inthuja MANICKAM Malaysia Food Engineer, INRAE, Massy, France
Jan Roland MOLINA Philippines College Instructor; University of the Philippines; Iloilo, Philippines
Carla MURILLO Costa Rica RD&I Health and Nutrition Scientist, Cooperativa de Productores de Leche Dos Pinos, Costa Rica
Raphael NOGUEIRA MARTINS Brazil Ingredient Specialist at Nestlé Purina, Noisiel, France
Ashri NUGRAHINI Indonesia Lecturer at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Puja RAUNIYAR Nepal Research Fellow (Consumer Behaviour and Product Development) at University College Dublin, Ireland
Pallavi Shailesh SHRIYAN India Scientist -I leading Non dairy product innovation for EUAU and CFD product design accelerator at Yoplait General Mills, France
Theresa STOLBERG Germany International Procurement Manager at HelloFresh SE, Berlin, Germany
Angella VELAZQUEZ DOMINGUEZ Mexico PhD INRAE & Ingredia (Dairy French industrial), France
Zoé WEINMANN-BIETH France Soute dough R&D Projet manager at Lesaffre International, Lille,France
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2016-2018: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Salma ABDELSALAM MOUSSA TAWFIK Egypt Yogurt R&D project manager at Eurial Italia S.p.A., Rome, Italy
Marina ALENCAR LIMA Brazil English teacher, Brazil
Anna BEAUXIS-AUSSALET France UK & Ireland Projects Pipeline manager at Danone, UK
Rafael FERRANDIZ Spain Global Portfolio Manager R&I Waters, Danone, France
Taguhi HARUTYUNYAN Armenia France
Han-Hsien LEI Taiwan Ware Engineer/Spaceship TW/Taipei, Taiwan
Colin MILLS USA Senior Recipe Developer, Hellofresh, USA
Ana Elisa MONGE FLORES Costa Rica Head of Innovation Projects, Compañia de Galletas Pozuelo, Costa Rica
Carmen MONGE MONTERO Costa Rica Founder of Monge Food Consultancy, Leiden, The Netherlands
Clémentine MULLER France Packaging developer ("Scientist II"), Mondelez International, Munich, Germany
Jay PATEL India India
Emma PIGNÈRES France PhD, Eco-design of 100% bio-circular food packaging combining paper/cardboard and polyhydroxyalcanoates, Université de Montpellier, France
Thanya SEDTHA Thailand Business & Product Development at Nola Superfoods Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
Vivian SEGALL KOHEN Chile Product Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jue SONG China Packaging Technologist, Unilever, Shanghai, China
Sara TORRENT VERGÉS Spain Project & portfolio software manager, Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tomaz VERDINEK Slovenia RD&A Technologist, Meats, Graduate Programme, Kerry, Ireland
Ramida YUVACHARASKUL Thailand Management Trainee (R&I) at Danone, Bangkok, Thailand
Siqi ZHANG China Developing new product in an online education company, China
Zhuxuezi ZHAO China Packaging specialist, JDE, Utrecht, The Netherlands
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2015-2017: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Sarai ARCE ESPINOSA Mexico Product development specialist, Nestlé Purina PetCare Europe, Middle East & North Africa, France
Volkan BAGDADLI Turkey Customer Experience CRM & CCI in TRMEBP - DSM Pioneer ANH EMEA - DSM - Istanbul, Turkey
Elena Ascension BAIXAULI MARIN Spain Scientist Process Development/Process Developer - Gum & Candy at Mondelez, Wroclaw, Poland
Izza Patricia CORTEZ Philippines Development Specialist for Infant formula, FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Brendan CROSSE Ireland Director/Gofor at Crosse Family Foods, Cashel, Ireland
Yamile Sayaret DOMINGUEZ HERNANDEZ Mexico Product developer specialist, Bel Boursin, Europe & North America, France
Wally Ernesto GARCIA CASTILLO Mexico Packaging Engineer at Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Julian David GONZALEZ ROMERO Colombia Cheese pilot plant responsible, Christian Hansen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ziwei GUO China Product Developer in Ausnutria, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Natalija KOZAREVSKA North Macedonia Food Science Engineer, Gourmey, Paris, France
Julia KRAMMER Romania Packaging Technologist II, Mondelez International, UK
I-Chin LEE Taiwan Consumer Science in Export, Import, Research in a SME, Taiwan
Nan MA China Product development at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Ama MENSAH Ghana Food Scientist/Microbiologist/regulations officer, Promasidor Ghana Ltd., Ghana
Divya MOHAN India Product Developer at Probi AB, Lund, Sweden
Laura MURILLO GONZALEZ Costa Rica Invited Professor Food Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, Guanacaste Campus, Costa Rica
Yoga PUTRANDA Indonesia Product Development Engineer, Oatly AB, Lanskrona, Sweden
Laura Gabriela RUIZ MORFIN Guatemala Application specialist, KMC Amba, Brande, Denmark
Siddharth SHARAN India R&D Developer Cereals, Nuts & Pulses, Döhler GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
Muhamad Syahir SUHAIMI Malaysia Development Engineer Next Generation & Sustainable Materials at Tetra Pak, Lund, Sweden
Juan Camilo VARELA TABARES Colombia Product Development Project Leader, Nestlé Purina, Amiens, France
Ling WANG Taiwan Business Development Manager, TCI Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2014-2016: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Rohit SRIVASTAVA India Product Development Scientist, Algama Foods - Seafood Reboot, Paris, France
Amy BREDEHOFT U.S.A Food Technologist on food safety, product quality, and packaging projects within the Global Operations team at Hello Fresh, London, UK
Monica CASTANEDA Mexico Senior Technical Project Manager, Meiyume Retail Solutions Limited, France
Karishma CHAUDHARY India Application Scientist at Chr. Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ting CHEN China R&D Engineer at Nutribio (Sodiaal Group), Paris
Santika Karunika CHENDERASA Indonesia Food Innovation Consultant in Royal HaskoningDHV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Merve CIFTCI Turkey Regulatory Scientist, Oriflame Research and Development, Wicklow, Ireland
Kathryn CONGLETON U.S.A Product Developer (Level 9) at Danone NA, Plant-based Yogurts Team, Colorado, USA
Esteban ECHEVERRIA JARAMILLO Ecuador PhD at Hanyang University, Food and culinary science lab. Seoul, South Korea
Carlos FRAGUELA Panama Technical Sales Specialist, FrieslandCampina Ingredients, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Alejandra GARCIA BRENKE Venezuela Supply Chain Portfolio and Innovation Officer at Upfield R&D in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Esther GARCIA RAMOS Spain Consulting Engineer in a Spanish multinational company, Spain
Mariliis HOLM Estonia Co-Founder & Partner, Sustainable Food Ventures, Durham NC, USA
Anna KIM Kazakhstan Technical Lead, Product Development, Centre R&D Nestlé S.A.S., Nestlé Purina Amiens, France
Gayathri RAMANATHAN India Process Technologist, Danone Nutricia, The Netherlands
Hannah SHU Canada R&D Scientist, Nature’s Path Foods, Richmond, BC, Canada
Carolina TRONCO VALENCIA Mexico R&D Portfolio Manager at Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Andrew VASINA U.S.A Culinary Center Manager EMEA, Biospringer, Maisons-Alfort, France
Hazel Hannah YUGA Philippines Barry Callebaut Belgium NV - Global Cocoa Quality Systems Coordinator, Belgium
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2013-2015: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Sarabjit Kaur India Product Technologist, Danone Nutricia, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Amelinda ANGELA Indonesia Marketing Research Manager, Nutrifood Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Francisco AREVALO MAIDA El Salvador Global Customer Innovation Manager - Plant Based Dairy, AAK, Zaandijk, The Netherlands
Adriana BALAZY Poland Product Manager Health & Nutrition at Doehler GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
Charlotte BARIAUD France Application technologist - Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland
Erliza Karen CABISIDAN Philippines Senior Scientist at Mondelez International, Wroclaw, Poland
Silvia D’ALESIO Italy Sales and Account Manager at Gustus – Salone Professionale dell’AgroAlimentare, Enogastronomia e Nutrizione, Milano, Italy
Daniela FREITAS Portugal Postdoctoral researcher, Teagasc, Cork, Ireland
Adriana GALINANES PLAZA Spain Consumer Scientist - R&I - UX projectsConsumer Scientist - R&I - UX projects at Repères, Lyon, France
Silvia GARCIA GONZALEZ Mexico Regional Platform Leader, Sugar Reduction and Specialty Sweeteners, US & Canada, INGREDION, Chicago, USA
Thu HUA Viet Nam Quality coordinator, Arne B Corneliussen, Oslo, Norway
Vita JAROLIMKOVA Czech Republic Global food sustainable sourcing manager, Mars, London, UK
Gabriela LARA Mexico Product Design & Development Team leader for Specialized Nutrition/Danone Nutricia Research / Utrecht, The Netherlands
Yao LU China R&D Management trainee, Danone Waters, Shanghai, China
Gerald Perry MARIN Philippines PhD student in Economics and Entrepreneurship, University of Bremen, Germany and Global Packaging Innovation, Sustainability Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Belgium
Priyanka MEENA India Working for the Swedish startup ReapEast, New Delhi, India
Sara MOHAMED Egypt Post-doc, Nofima, Oslo, Norway
Elisabete OLIVEIRA Portugal Research, Development and Quality Assistant Manager, Nomad Foods, Malmö, Sweden
Anindyaningrum RYSTIASIH Indonesia Product & Packaging Development & Innovation Manager, HelloFresh, Berlin, Germany
Bezaye TESHOME Ethiopia France
Rémi VANDICHEL Belgium Packaging Technologist, Marley Spoon, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Victor VANPOULLE France Team Leader Utilities, HEINEKEN, Mons-en-Baroeul, France
Mihajlo VUCETIC Serbia Freelance, The Netherlands
Anette WENNLID Sweden Product Developer at Orkla Confectionery and Snacks, Filipstad, Sweden
Yi ZHANG China Partner of a international trading company "SpringForestFood" in China and Part-time teacher of Huazhong Agriculture University, China
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2012-2014: Current positions
Name Country of originCurrent Position
Yessica Dwi BUTENHOFF Indonesia Innovation Engineer (Food Science) in Global Advanced Development Food Preservation team, AB Electrolux, Stockholm, Sweden
Mustafa BOMBAYWALA India Project Manager - Engineering Design at Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Noisiel, France
Badiaa BOULILA Tunisia Dar al Saqi Publishing House, Editorial Assistant, Lebanon
Viktar BRUNDUKOU Belarus Local regulatory affairs officer, Biomapas, Lithuania/Belarus
Ma Aissa CAINTIC Philippines Entrepreneur at XTRM 1-11 Inc, Philippines
Diana CAMPOS GUTIERREZ Mexico Running her own business school of Dj’s and producers "El Bedroom", Mexico
Hela FERCHICHI Tunisia Quality Assurance and Reseach & Development manager, Horchani Group, Tunisia
Mena HANNA Egypt Packaging Solution Engineer at IKEA, Älmhult, Sweden
Anna KHARLAMOVA Russia Postdoctoral Researcher at the Université Paris-Saclay, France
Waqas MUHAMMAD Pakistan PhD student (SP Food and Biosciences) at Göteborg University, Sweden
Sewuese OKUBANJO Nigeria PhD student in Food Technology at Massey University/Riddet Institute, New Zealand and Founder of Tanase food plus concepts limited, Nigeria
Zyra Mae OLIMAN Philippines Technical Field Service Specialist, Amcor Flexibles Philippines Corporation
Anna RADAWSKA Poland Regulatory Affairs Specialist - Raw Materials at Firmenich, Barcelona, Spain
Elham SADEGH-TEHRANI Iceland Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Noisiel, France
Julia SCHOPPE Germany Technical Project Manager, Doehler, Darmstadt Germany
Olesya STUKANOVA Russia Research Engineer at Groupe Savencia, Research Centre Soredab, France
Mehtap TEKIN Turkey Sweeteners Global Supplier Quality Lead at Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Alsace, France
Iliana YANEZ Mexico Key Account Manager & Regional Sales Manager at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Mexico, CA&C, Andean, Mexico
Sofia Irene YASKY Argentina NotCo company, Argentina
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2011-2013: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent position
Ervina Indonesia PhD student in Sensory Science in relation to the children healthy eating at Nofima (Institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food research), Norway
Zeynep BIRSEN Turkey Food Safety Manager at Amazon, London, UK
Mariana DARRO CANELA Brazil Regulatory Affairs, Hypermarcas, Brazil
Chun-Ning CHEN Taïwan Seeking for a job, Operations in Retail & Services, Taipei, Taiwan
Alberto G. J. Spain Senior Food Technologist at FoodPilot, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Daniel JELINKO Hungary Computer programmer at Rebuz SAS, Strasbourg, France
Ivi KALYVIOTI Greece Senior Packaging Development Technologist at Kraft Heinz Company, R&D Europe, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carolina MENDOZA Mexico Senior consultant, Kantar consulting, Singapore
Sorina MIREA Romania Business Analyst at IBM, Romania
George OLANG Kenya Beverage technical customer service and applications manager - East Africa at DOHLER GMBH, Kenya
Karla Marie PAREDES Philippines PhD student in Innovation Engineering at Lund University, Sweden
Hoyeon PARK South Corea Business Analyst, Associate Partner, Evermint Partners Co., Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
Viridiana PINEDA CASIQUE Mexico Scientist at Nestlé Purina North America, USA
Andra RIANDITA Indonesia Erasmus+ PhD student in Industrial Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden & Politecnico di Milano Italy
Chengcheng SU China Owner of CC’s Business Consulting Center, Shanghai
Ignacio (Juan) VARGAS Mexico R&D Manager, Mead Johnson, Singapore
Francine ZUCCO Brazil Academic and Experiential Education Programme Coordinator, University of Toronto, Canada

- Updated September 2023 -