Our Team

We are successful industry professionals who have a proven track record in developing and shaping international Agri-foodtech businesses

Rob Ward


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Rob has created, built and sold five business relating to the agriculture and food industries. These range from Agricultural Tech, Grocery Retail; CPG Grocery Wholesale; Food Brand Investment Accelerator and Food Technology in the UK and Europe.

His wide experience places him as someone that has a full understanding of the entire supply chain, from farming, food production to consumption, particularly in launching businesses in the Ag-tech and Food-tech sectors. 

Rob is an acclaimed international keynote conference speaker and is considered an expert industry influencer.

Iliyana Georgieva Dimitrova

Digital Marketing & Client Relations Manager

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Iliyana has experience working with tech start-ups where she designed effective lead generation frameworks and helped brands grow. She used to run a food business herself, winning a Great Taste Award with it. Her passion for food and agriculture comes from her grandma, who was a chief agronomist.


Iliyana’s expertise lies in data-driven digital marketing including creative content creation, SEO, analytics, event management and UX and graphic design. Iliyana is passionate about growth marketing, new technologies and sustainability. In her free time, she's learning to code Python.

Ilario Di Bon


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As a global investor, executive and advisor for over 25 years, Ilario has developed unique expertise in dealing with the growth challenges of a variety of companies, large and small.


Working with leading MNCs and investment houses, he has designed and executed multiple transformation programs and helped set up businesses in Europe, Asia and North America.

Ilario has extensive experience in supporting founders and entrepreneurs on scale-up and business growth. He has been advising startups, SMEs and investment funds, and has a special interest in the agri-food, health and technology sectors.

Wayne Gibbins

Mentor & Advisor

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Wayne’s career spans 20 years across technology companies, operating in Europe and the US. He started as a software engineer and has since worked across functions including marketing, strategy, branding and leadership. He was a venture capitalist for three years investing in B2B SaaS Startups for Notion Capital, has held a variety of board seats, sat on investment committees for leading accelerators including Techstars and Seedcamp & mentored seed to series A founders.


His most recent exec role was as Chief Commercial Officer for Wercker, an early-stage startup which raised $7.9m and exited to Oracle in 2018; since then Wayne has been advising startup and scaleup founders as his focus moves towards food and agriculture.

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