Angeline Achariya

GM, Food Innovation Centre, Mondelez

Angeline Achariya is General Manager for the Food Innovation Centre and has pioneered the vision and execution of the Food Innovation Centre to be a one stop innovation hub with its objective to unlock consumer insights and innovation for export into Asian markets by de-risking innovation and connecting SMEs, people, state, federal governments, industry, higher education and technology through collaborative programs. Angeline has extensive FMCG & food service retail experience in commercialising innovation and leadership experience across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Thailand markets with a successful track record of innovations launched across grocery and quick service restaurant categories in these markets. Angeline’s career in the food industry has spanned from small business (Mrs Crockets) , consultancy to blue chip FMCG companies like Masterfoods Japan part of the MARS group; Fonterra, Yum! Brands (owners of KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell) and has delivered significant projects in innovation and change management initiatives over her career. She is a highly sought after innovation speaker at national and international innovation conferences/workshops on innovation leadership/management and export pathways to Asia.