FIPDes Employability

Career Prospects

50% of the last cohort found a job before getting graduate!

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 graduates find employment within months of their graduation in a great variety of companies and positions. Here is an overview of cohort 4 (graduated in 2014) to 1 (graduated in 2011) Alumni.

FIPDes Alumni 2014: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Amy BREDEHOFTU.S.AFood Technologist on food safety, product quality, and packaging projects within the Global Operations team at Hello Fresh, Berlin
Monica CASTANEDAMexicoSeeking for a job, Paris, France
Karishma CHAUDHARYIndia
Ting CHENChinaR&D assistant in Sodiaal Group, Paris
Santika Karunika CHENDERASAIndonesiaSeeking for a job, Malmö, Sweden
Merve CIFTCITurkeyRegulatory Affairs Specialist at Herbalife, Turkey
Kathryn CONGLETONU.S.AR&D Productivity Associate Food Scientist at Pinnacle Foods - Boulder Brands, Colorado, USA
Carlos FRAGUELAPanamaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia-Early Life Nutrition, Netherlands
Alejandra GARCIA BRENKEVenezuelaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia, Netherlands
Esther GARCIA RAMOSSpainConsulting Engineer in a Spanish multinational company, Spain
Mariliis HOLMEstonia
Anna KIMKazakhstanHead of Business Devlopment at FoPo GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
Gayathri RAMANATHANIndiaEngineer of Process and Technology at Yoplait, France
Hannah SHUCanada
Carolina TRONCO VALENCIAMexicoR&D Portfolio Manager at Danone Nutricia, Utrecht, Netherlands
Andrew VASINAU.S.AFood Technologist at Biospringer, USA
Hazel Hannah YUGAPhilippinesGraduate Trainee Quality assurance at Barry Callebaut Group, Belgium
FIPDes Alumni 2013: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Sarabjit KaurIndiaHead of New Product Development "Beangineer" at The Cool Bean Company, Dublin, Ireland
Amelinda ANGELAIndonesiaAssociate Manager, PT Nutrifood Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Francisco AREVALO MAIDAEl SalvadorDevelopment specialist, prepared beverages, Friesland Campina, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Adriana BALAZYPolandCOO and consumer insight manager at FoPo Food Powder, Bremen, Germany
Charlotte BARIAUDFranceProject leader product development at Elsa Mifroma, Switzerland
Erliza Karen CABISIDANPhilippinesUNINA Research fellowship, Italy and working at FoPo
Silvia D’ALESIOItalyStay-at-home mother, Milan, Italy
Daniela FREITASPortugalPhD student at INRA/AgroParisTech, Grignon, France
Adriana GALINANES PLAZASpainPhD student in Sensory and Consumer Science at AgroParisTech and Institut Paul Bocuse
Silvia GARCIA GONZALEZMexicoBusiness Developer - Wholesome and Sweetness Innovation at Ingredion Incorporated, Mexico
Thu HUAViet NamSeeking for a job, Oslo, Norway
Vita JAROLIMKOVACzech RepublicCEO of FoPo Food Powder, Germany
Gabriela LARAMexicoAssociate Scientist-Project Leader at Nestlé Purina, France
Yao LUChinaR&D Management trainee, Danone, Shanghai, China
Gerald Perry MARINPhilippinesPhD student in Economics and Entrepreneurship and co-founder of FoPo Food Powder, University of Bremen, Germany
Priyanka MEENAIndiaWorking for the Swedish startup ReapEast, New Delhi, India
Sara MOHAMEDEgyptResearch Assistant, Borg ELARAB, City of Scientific Research and Technological Application, Alexandria, Egypt
Elisabete OLIVEIRAPortugalProduct developer at Aventure AB, Lund, Sweden
Anindyaningrum RYSTIASIHIndonesiaPackaging Development and Innovation Manager at HelloFresh, Berlin, Germany
Bezaye TESHOMEEthiopiaunknown
Rémi VANDICHELBelgiumPackaging Specialist at PepsiCo, Broek op Langedijk, The Netherlands
Victor VANPOULLEFranceSupply Chain International Graduate - IGP at Heineken, Haïti
Mihajlo VUCETICSerbiaErasmus for Young Entrepreneur at DIT HotHouse office, Ireland
Anette WENNLIDSwedenProduct Developer at Orkla Confectionery and Snacks, Sweden
FIPDes Alumni 2012: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Yessica Dwi BUTENHOFFIndonesiaInnovation Engineer (Food Science) in Global Advanced Development Food Preservation team, Electrolux, Stockholm, Sweden
Mustafa BOMBAYWALAIndiaProcess Engineer - Snacks and Dry, Nestlé Purina, Paris, France
Badiaa BOULILATunisiaunknown
Viktar BRUNDUKOUBelarusRegulatory Affairs Manager at Reb-Pharma, Minsk, Belarus
Ma Aissa CAINTICPhilippinesEntrepreneur at XTRM 1-11 Inc, Philippines
Diana CAMPOS GUTIERREZMexicoRunning own business school of Dj’s and producers, Mexico
Hela FERCHICHITunisiaQuality Assurance and Reseach & Development manager, Horchani Group, Tunisia
Mena HANNAEgyptPackaging Solution Engineer at IKEA, Älmhult, Sweden
Anna KHARLAMOVARussiaPhD student- Physical Chemistry, study of properties of dairy
proteins at Université du Maine, Le Mans, France
Waqas MUHAMMADPakistanPhD student (SP Food and Biosciences) at Göteborg University, Sweden
Sewuese OKUBANJONigeriaPhD student in Food Technology at Massey University, New Zealand and Founder of Tanase food plus concepts limited, Nigeria
Zyra Mae OLIMANPhilippinesPackaging Development Manager at Havi Singapore, Singapore
Anna RADAWSKAPolandResearch Specialist in Sensory and Shelf life Studies at
Mérieux NutriSciences, Warsaw, Poland
Elham SADEGH-TEHRANIIcelandResearch and Development Manager at
SweetBliss, Iran
Julia SCHOPPEGermanyApplication Specialist at Glanbia Nutritionals, Germany
Olesya STUKANOVARussiaResearch Engineer at Université Paris-Sud, France
Mehtap TEKINTurkeyWet Product Development Scientist at Mars Petcare, Germany
Iliana YANEZMexicoGlobal Product Manager, Brewing & Distilling Enzymes
at DuPont Industrial Biosciences (Danisco), Leiden, The Netherlands
Sofia Irene YASKYArgentinaYoung teacher position at UAE University, Argentina
FIPDes Alumni 2011: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent position
ErvinaIndonesiaResearcher and faculty member in Dept. of Food Science and Food technology, i3L (Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences), Indonesia
Zeynep BIRSENTurkeyFood Safety Specialist at Amazon EU Sarl., Luxembourg
Mariana DARRO CANELABrasilMarketing senior specialist at Ajinomoto, Brazil
Chun-Ning CHENTaïwanSeeking for a job, Taipei, Taiwan
Alberto G. J.SpainPhD student in Chemistry & Physical Chemistry of Polymers at Le Mans University, France
Daniel JELINKOHungarySoftware Developer at Rebuz SAS, Strasbourg, France
Ivi KALYVIOTIGreecePackaging Development technologist at Kraft Heinz, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Carolina MENDOZAMexicoOperations Manager at INSITUM, Mexico
Sorina MIREARomaniaProject Officer, (IT Technical Support Specialist) at IBM, Romania
George OLANGKenyaBeverage technical customer service and applications manager - East Africa at DOHLER GMBH, Kenya
Karla Marie PAREDESPhilippinesPhD student in Innovation engineering at Lund University, Sweden
Hoyeon PARKSouth CoreaBusiness Analyst, Evermint Partners, Seoul, South Korea
Viridiana PINEDA CASIQUEMexicoScientist at Nestlé Purina North America, Amiens, France
Andra RIANDITAIndonesiaLecturer at Bandung Institute of Technology and Research Assistant at Center of Innovation Entrepreneurship and Leadership, SBM - Indonesia
Chengcheng SUChinaRegional Coordinator for Coffee Quality Institute, Yunnan Province, China
Juan VARGASMexicoChief of R&D department at Nutrisa , Mexico city, Mexico
Francine ZUCCOBrasilResearch Analyst at Insper, Brazil


- Updated April 2017 -