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 2020

FIPDes graduates find employment within months of their graduation in a great variety of companies and positions. Here is an overview from cohort 7 (graduated in 2019) to cohort 1 (graduated in 2013) Alumni.

FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2017-2019: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Lito ANDRIOTI PETROPOULOUGreeceScientist 1 - Gum & Candy Product Development Team at Mondelez International, Wroclaw, Poland
Elena ARAUJO SOTOGuatemalaGraduate product developer, Synlait Ltd, New Zealand
Mahnoor AYUBPakistanProduct Development Food Scientist at International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal
Mathieu CASANOVASFrancePackaging Developer at Nestlé Purina, Noisiel, France
Kyriaki CHANIOTIGreeceGreece
Shan CHENChinaFood safety and biosafety intern, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Bangkok, teleworking in Paris, France
Joann COTTLE BASTANTEPeruProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Delight Naana DATSOMORGhanaProduct development manager at Danone Africa (fanmilk ltd), Accra, Ghana
Manava Bhushan DHAMODHARANIndiaProduction Employee, Fazer Food Services AS, Lund, Sweden
Fernando GUARDIOLA RAMÍREZMexicoPackaging Development Engineer, Johnson and Johnson, Sweden
Peishun HEChinaProduct development at FMCG company, Germany
Nuti HUTASINGHThailandPhD, Thailand
Renata KOSTOVSKAMacedonia (FYROM)/CroatiaNew Product Development Consultant, Dublin, Ireland
Claire LefebvreFranceProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sonam LHAMOBhutanSenior Post Production Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Bhutan
Inthuja MANICKAMMalaysiaFreelance NPD Consultant, Malaysia
Jan Roland MOLINAPhilippinesCollege Instructor; University of the Philippines; Iloilo, Philippines
Carla MURILLOCosta RicaRD&I Health and Nutrition Scientist, Cooperativa Dos Pinos, Costa Rica
Raphael NOGUEIRA MARTINSBrazilIngredient Specialist at Nestlé Purina, Noisiel, France
Ashri NUGRAHINIIndonesiaCustomer Success Agent Global, Hostinger Indonesia-Lithuania, Indonesia
Puja RAUNIYARNepal
Pallavi Shailesh SHRIYANIndiaScientist -I leading Non dairy product innovation for EUAU and CFD product design accelerator at Yoplait General Mills, France
Theresa STOLBERGGermanyInternational Procurement Manager at HelloFresh SE, Berlin, Germany
Angella VELAZQUEZ DOMINGUEZMexicoPhD INRAE & Ingredia (Dairy French industrial), France
Zoé WEINMANN-BIETHFranceSoute dough R&D Projet manager at Lesaffre International, Lille,France
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2016-2018: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Salma ABDELSALAM MOUSSA TAWFIKEgyptProduct development assistant manager - RD Findus Italia, Italy
Marina ALENCAR LIMABrazil
Anna BEAUXIS-AUSSALETFranceDanone, France
Rafael FERRANDIZSpainDanone, France
Taguhi HARUTYUNYANArmenia
Han-Hsien LEITaiwanR&D Engineer, TOMAX ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., Taichung, Taiwan
Colin MILLSUSAR&D Chef, GreenChef (HelloFresh), Boulder, Colorado, USA
Ana Elisa MONGE FLORESCosta RicaProfessor Food Engineering at University of Costa Rica, Guanacaste Campus, Costa Rica
Carmen MONGE MONTEROCosta RicaFounder of Monge Food Consultancy, The Netherlands
Clémentine MULLERFrancePackaging developer ("Scientist I"), Mondelez International, Munich, Germany
Jay PATELIndiaIndia
Emma PIGNÈRESFranceJunior R&I Packaging Innovation Manager, Danone Waters, Palaiseau, France
Thanya SEDTHAThailandBusiness & Product Development at Nola Superfoods Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
Vivian SEGALL KOHENChileProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jue SONGChinaPackaging Technologist, Unilever, Shanghai, China
Sara TORRENT VERGÉSSpainProject & portfolio software manager, Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tomaz VERDINEKSloveniaRD&A Technologist, Meats, Graduate Programme, Kerry, Ireland
Ramida YUVACHARASKULThailandManagement Trainee (R&I) at Danone, Bangkok, Thailand
Siqi ZHANGChinaDeveloping new product in an online education company, China
Zhuxuezi ZHAOChinaPackaging specialist, JDE, Utrecht, The Netherlands
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2015-2017: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Sarai ARCE ESPINOSAMexicoProduct development specialist, Nestlé Purina PetCare Europe, Middle East & North Africa, France
Volkan BAGDADLITurkeyTechnical Quality Supervisor, Jain Farm Fresh Turkey at Izmir, Turkey
Elena Ascension BAIXAULI MARINSpainScientist Process Development/Process Developer - Gum & Candy at Mondelez, Wroclaw, Poland
Nancy CALDERON RAMIREZPeruPeru
Izza Patricia CORTEZPhilippinesDevelopment Specialist for Infant formula, FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Brendan CROSSEIrelandDirector/Gofor at Crosse Family Foods, Cashel, Ireland
Yamile Sayaret DOMINGUEZ HERNANDEZMexicoProduct developer specialist, Bel Boursin, Europe & North America, France
Wally Ernesto GARCIA CASTILLOMexicoPackaging Engineer at Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Julian David GONZALEZ ROMEROColombiaCheese pilot plant responsible, Christian Hansen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ziwei GUOChinaProduct Developer in Ausnutria, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Natalija KOZAREVSKAMacedonia (FYROM)R&D Assistant, Dear Muesli, Paris, France
Julia KRAMMERRomaniaPackaging Technologist II, Mondelez International, UK
I-Chin LEETaiwanConsumer Science in Export, Import, Research in a SME, Taiwan
Nan MAChinaProduct development at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Ama MENSAHGhanaFood Scientist/Microbiologist/regulations officer, Promasidor Ghana Ltd., Ghana
Divya MOHANIndiaProduct Developer 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 MORFINGuatemalaFood Product Developer, Biogan A/S, Denmark
Siddharth SHARANIndiaPhD at AgroParisTech (France) & Döhler Group (Marie Slowdowska Curie PhD), Legume Protein Technology, Germany
Muhamad Syahir SUHAIMIMalaysiaDevelopment Engineer Next Generation & Sustainable Materials at Tetra Pak, Lund, Sweden
Juan Camilo VARELA TABARESColombiaProduct Development Project Leader, Nestlé Purina, Amiens, France
Ling WANGTaiwanBusiness Development Manager, TCI Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2014-2016: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Rohit SRIVASTAVAIndiaPhD student 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, London, UK
Monica CASTANEDAMexicoSenior Technical Project Manager, Meiyume Retail Solutions Limited, France
Karishma CHAUDHARYIndiaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ting CHENChinaR&D Engineer at Nutribio (Sodiaal Group), Paris
Santika Karunika CHENDERASAIndonesiaFood Innovation Consultant in Royal HaskoningDHV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Merve CIFTCITurkeyEMEA Regulatory Affairs and Product Compliance, Senior Specialist, Herbalife Nutrition, Istanbul Turkey
Kathryn CONGLETONU.S.AProduct Developer (Level 9) at Danone NA, Plant-based Yogurts Team, Colorado, USA
Esteban ECHEVERRIA JARAMILLOEcuadorPhD at Hanyang University, Food and culinary science lab. Seoul, South Korea
Carlos FRAGUELAPanamaTechnical Sales Specialist, FrieslandCampina Ingredients, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Alejandra GARCIA BRENKEVenezuelaTechnical project leader / Product developer at Upfield R&D in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Esther GARCIA RAMOSSpainConsulting Engineer in a Spanish multinational company, Spain
Mariliis HOLMEstoniaDirector of Food Science Company: Finless Foods in Emeryville, California, USA
Anna KIMKazakhstanTechnical Lead, Product Development, Centre R&D Nestlé S.A.S., Nestlé Purina Amiens, France
Gayathri RAMANATHANIndiaProduct Technologist, Danone Nutricia, The Netherlands
Hannah SHUCanadaAssociate Scientist, R&D, Nature’s Path Foods, Richmond, BC, Canada
Carolina TRONCO VALENCIAMexicoR&D Portfolio Manager at Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Andrew VASINAU.S.AFood Technologist at Lesaffre-Biospringer, Maisons-Alfort, France
Hazel Hannah YUGAPhilippinesBarry Callebaut Belgium NV - Global Cocoa Quality Systems Coordinator, Belgium
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2013-2015: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent Position
Sarabjit KaurIndiaProduct Technologist, Danone Nutricia, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Amelinda ANGELAIndonesiaMarketing Research Manager, Nutrifood Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Francisco AREVALO MAIDAEl SalvadorDevelopment specialist, dairy based beverages, Friesland Campina, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Adriana BALAZYPolandBusiness Development Manager at EIT Food, Warsaw, Poland
Charlotte BARIAUDFranceEngineer, New Caledonia
Erliza Karen CABISIDANPhilippinesSenior Scientist at Mondelez International, Wroclaw, Poland
Silvia D’ALESIOItalySales and Account Manager at Gustus – Salone Professionale dell’AgroAlimentare, Enogastronomia e Nutrizione, Milano, Italy
Daniela FREITASPortugalPostdoctoral researcher, Teagasc, Cork, Ireland
Adriana GALINANES PLAZASpainPhD graduate in Sensory and Consumer Science (Food Science) at AgroParisTech and Research Center Institut Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France
Silvia GARCIA GONZALEZMexicoIngredion Mexico, Growth Platform Manager - Sugar Reduction and Specialty Sweeteners, Mexico
Thu HUAViet NamQuality coordinator, Arne B Corneliussen, Oslo, Norway
Vita JAROLIMKOVACzech RepublicGlobal food sustainable sourcing manager, Mars, London, UK
Gabriela LARAMexicoSenior Product Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Yao LUChinaR&D Management trainee, Danone Waters, Shanghai, China
Gerald Perry MARINPhilippinesPhD student in Economics and Entrepreneurship, University of Bremen, Germany and Global Packaging Innovation, Sustainability Lead, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Belgium
Priyanka MEENAIndiaWorking for the Swedish startup ReapEast, New Delhi, India
Sara MOHAMEDEgyptPhD student in Dairy Technology at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), Oslo, Norway
Elisabete OLIVEIRAPortugalJunior business developer, Lund University Innovation department, Lund, Sweden
Anindyaningrum RYSTIASIHIndonesiaProduct & Packaging Development & Innovation Manager, HelloFresh, Berlin, Germany
Bezaye TESHOMEEthiopiaFrance
Rémi VANDICHELBelgiumFront Line Manager at PepsiCo, The Netherlands
Victor VANPOULLEFranceTeam Leader Utilities, HEINEKEN, Mons-en-Baroeul, France
Mihajlo VUCETICSerbiaFreelance, The Netherlands
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, AB Electrolux, Stockholm, Sweden
Mustafa BOMBAYWALAIndiaProject Manager at Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Noisiel, France
Badiaa BOULILATunisiaDar al Saqi Publishing House, Editorial Assistant, Lebanon
Viktar BRUNDUKOUBelarusLocal regulatory affairs officer, Biomapas, Lithuania/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 KHARLAMOVARussiaPostdoctoral Researcher at the Université Paris-Saclay, France
Waqas MUHAMMADPakistanPhD student (SP Food and Biosciences) at Göteborg University, Sweden
Sewuese OKUBANJONigeriaPhD student in Food Technology at Massey University/Riddet Institute, New Zealand and Founder of Tanase food plus concepts limited, Nigeria
Zyra Mae OLIMANPhilippinesPackaging Development Manager at Havi Global Solutions, Singapore
Anna RADAWSKAPolandRegulatory Affairs Specialist - Raw Materials at Firmenich, Barcelona, Spain
Elham SADEGH-TEHRANIIcelandNestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Noisiel, France
Julia SCHOPPEGermanyTechnical Project Manager, Doehler, Darmstadt Germany
Olesya STUKANOVARussiaResearch Engineer at Groupe Savencia, Research Centre Soredab, France
Mehtap TEKINTurkeySweeteners Global Supplier Quality Lead at Mars Wrigley Confectionary, Alsace, France
Iliana YANEZMexicoKey Account Manager & Regional Sales Manager at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Mexico, CA&C, Andean, Mexico
Sofia Irene YASKYArgentinaFull time Engineer at UADE University, Argentina
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2011-2013: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent position
ErvinaIndonesiaPhD 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 BIRSENTurkeyFood Safety Manager at Amazon, London, UK
Mariana DARRO CANELABrazilRegulatory Affairs, Hypermarcas, Brazil
Chun-Ning CHENTaïwanSeeking for a job, Operations in Retail & Services, Taipei, Taiwan
Alberto G. J.SpainSenior Food Technologist at FoodPilot, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Daniel JELINKOHungaryComputer programmer at Rebuz SAS, Strasbourg, France
Ivi KALYVIOTIGreeceSenior Packaging Development Technologist at Kraft Heinz Company, R&D Europe, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carolina MENDOZAMexicoSenior consultant, Kantar consulting, Singapore
Sorina MIREARomaniaBusiness Analyst 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, Associate Partner, Evermint Partners Co., Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
Viridiana PINEDA CASIQUEMexicoScientist at Nestlé Purina North America, USA
Andra RIANDITAIndonesiaErasmus+ PhD student in Industrial Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden & Politecnico di Milano Italy
Chengcheng SUChinaOwner of CC’s Business Consulting Center, Shanghai
Ignacio (Juan) VARGASMexicoR&D Manager, Mead Johnson, Singapore
Francine ZUCCOBrazilAcademic and Experiential Education Programme Coordinator, University of Toronto, Canada

- Updated February 2021 -