FIPDes Employability

Career Prospects

80% of the FIPDes Alumni found a job within 6 months after graduation (30% 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.

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Employability report 2017

FIPDes graduates find employment within months of their graduation in a great variety of companies and positions. Here is an overview of cohort 5 (graduated in 2017) to 1 (graduated in 2013) Alumni.

FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2015-2017: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Volkan BAGDADLITurkey
Elena Ascension BAIXAULI MARINSpain
Izza Patricia CORTEZPhilippines
Brendan CROSSEIrelandDirector/Gofor at Crosse Family Foods, Cashel, Ireland
Wally Ernesto GARCIA CASTILLOMexico
Julian David GONZALEZ ROMEROColombia
Ziwei GUOChinaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Natalija KOZAREVSKAMacedonia (FYROM)
Julia KRAMMERRomania
I-Chin LEETaiwan
Nan MAChinaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Ama MENSAHGhana
Divya MOHANIndiaApplication Engineer at Probi AB, Lund, Sweden
Laura MURILLO GONZALEZCosta RicaInvited Professor Food Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, Guanacaste Campus, Costa Rica
Yoga PUTRANDAIndonesiaJunior Product Development Technologist at The Kraft Heinz Company, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Laura Gabriela RUIZ MORFINGuatemala
Siddharth SHARANIndiaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Muhamad Syahir SUHAIMIMalaysiaDevelopment Engineer at Tetra Pak, Lund, Sweden
Juan Camilo VARELA TABARESColombiaCentre R&D Nestlé S.A.S., Nestlé Purina Amiens
Ling WANGTaiwan
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2014-2016: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Rohit SRIVASTAVAIndiaPhD programme at AgroParisTech/INRA, Grignon, France
Amy BREDEHOFTU.S.AFood Technologist on food safety, product quality, and packaging projects within the Global Operations team at Hello Fresh, Berlin/London
Monica CASTANEDAMexicoPackaging Engineer at Johson&Johnson, France
Karishma CHAUDHARYIndiaAssistant Application Specialist at DuPont, India
Ting CHENChinaR&D assistant at Nutribio (Sodiaal Group), Paris
Santika Karunika CHENDERASAIndonesiaConsultant in Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands
Merve CIFTCITurkeyRegulatory Affairs Specialist at Herbalife, Istanbul, Turkey
Kathryn CONGLETONU.S.AR&D Productivity Associate Food Scientist at Pinnacle Foods Inc - Boulder Brands, Colorado, USA
Esteban ECHEVERRIA JARAMILLOEcuadorSeeking for a job, lauching his own business/start-up
Carlos FRAGUELAPanamaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research - Early Life Nutrition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Alejandra GARCIA BRENKEVenezuelaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Esther GARCIA RAMOSSpainConsulting Engineer in a Spanish multinational company, Spain
Mariliis HOLMEstoniaEntrant of 2017 Singularity University Global Solutions Program at NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, USA
Anna KIMKazakhstanResearch Scientist in Ingredient Development, Centre R&D Nestlé S.A.S., Nestlé Purina Amiens
Gayathri RAMANATHANIndiaProduct Technologist, Danone Nutricia, The Netherlands
Hannah SHUCanadaSeeking for a job
Carolina TRONCO VALENCIAMexicoR&D Portfolio Manager at Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Andrew VASINAU.S.AFood Technologist at Biospringer, Milwaukee, USA
Hazel Hannah YUGAPhilippinesQuality assurance Graduate Trainee at Barry Callebaut Group, Belgium/Malaysia
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2013-2015: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Sarabjit KaurIndiaProduct Technologist, Danone Nutricia, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Amelinda ANGELAIndonesiaNutrition and health science executive, 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 BARIAUDFranceProduct developer at Estavayer lait SA (ELSA), Switzerland
Erliza Karen CABISIDANPhilippinesMondelez International, Poland
Silvia D’ALESIOItalyStay-at-home mother, Milan, Italy
Daniela FREITASPortugalPhD in Nutrition at INRA/AgroParisTech, Grignon, France
Adriana GALINANES PLAZASpainPhD in Sensory and Consumer Science at AgroParisTech and Institut Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France
Silvia GARCIA GONZALEZMexicoBusiness Developer - Wholesome and Sweetness Innovation at Ingredion Inc, Mexico
Thu HUAViet NamQuality project employee, Arne B Corneliussen, Oslo, Norway
Vita JAROLIMKOVACzech RepublicCEO of FoPo Food Powder, Germany
Gabriela LARAMexicoProduct Developer at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Yao LUChinaR&D Management trainee, Danone Waters, Shanghai, China
Gerald Perry MARINPhilippinesPhD 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 MOHAMEDEgyptPhD at Norwegian University of Life Science - Dairy Technology, Oslo, Norway
Elisabete OLIVEIRAPortugalNutrition researcher at Aventure AB, Lund, Sweden
Anindyaningrum RYSTIASIHIndonesiaProduct & Packaging Development & Innovation Manager, HelloFresh, Berlin, Germany
Bezaye TESHOMEEthiopiaFrance
Rémi VANDICHELBelgiumTeam Leader Utilities, HEINEKEN, Mons-en-Baroeul, France
Victor VANPOULLEFranceSupply Chain International Graduate - IGP at Heineken, Haïti
Mihajlo VUCETICSerbiaIreland
Anette WENNLIDSwedenProduct Developer at Orkla Confectionery and Snacks, Filipstad, Sweden
Yi ZHANGChinaPartner of a international trading company "SpringForestFood" in China and Part-time teacher of Huazhong Agriculture University, China
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2012-2014: 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 Petcare Europe, Paris, France
Badiaa BOULILATunisiaApplying for a PhD programme, Volunteer Teacher and Freelance Translator
Viktar BRUNDUKOUBelarusRegulatory Affairs Manager at Reb-Pharma, Minsk, Belarus
Ma Aissa CAINTICPhilippinesEntrepreneur at XTRM 1-11 Inc, Philippines
Diana CAMPOS GUTIERREZMexicoRunning her own business school of Dj’s and producers "El Bedroom", 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 Graduates Cohort 2011-2013: 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 February 2018 -