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 2018

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 BAGDADLITurkeyQuality Manager at Nimeks Organics, Ankara, Turkey
Elena Ascension BAIXAULI MARINSpainScientist Process Development - Gum & Candy at Mondelez, Poland
Izza Patricia CORTEZPhilippinesDevelopment Specialist for Infant formula, FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Brendan CROSSEIrelandDirector/Gofor at Crosse Family Foods, Cashel, Ireland
Wally Ernesto GARCIA CASTILLOMexicoPackaging Engineer at Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Julian David GONZALEZ ROMEROColombiaFrance
Ziwei GUOChinaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Natalija KOZAREVSKAMacedonia (FYROM)France
Julia KRAMMERRomaniaPackaging Innovation intern, Tetra Pak, Sweden
I-Chin LEETaiwanConsumer Science in Export, Import, Research in a SME, Taiwan
Nan MAChinaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Ama MENSAHGhanaMicrobiologist/ regulations officer, Promasidor Ghana Ltd., Ghana
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 MORFINGuatemalaDenmark
Siddharth SHARANIndiaJunior Food Scientist at Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Muhamad Syahir SUHAIMIMalaysiaDevelopment Engineer at Tetra Pak, Lund, Sweden
Juan Camilo VARELA TABARESColombiaProduct Development Associate Scientist, Nestlé Purina, Amiens, France
Ling WANGTaiwanSales Consultant, La Manufacture de Chocolat d’Alain Ducasse, France
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
Monica CASTANEDAMexicoPackaging Factory Technologist at Danone, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Karishma CHAUDHARYIndiaAssistant Application Specialist at DuPont Nutrition and Health, India
Ting CHENChinaR&D assistant at Nutribio (Sodiaal Group), Paris
Santika Karunika CHENDERASAIndonesiaFood Innovation Consultant in Royal HaskoningDHV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Merve CIFTCITurkeyRegulatory Affairs Specialist & Product Compliance at Herbalife, Istanbul, Turkey
Kathryn CONGLETONU.S.AR&D Productivity Associate Food Scientist at Pinnacle Foods Inc - Boulder Brands, Colorado, USA
Esteban ECHEVERRIA JARAMILLOEcuadorAgroindustry professor at Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador and lauching his own business/start-up
Carlos FRAGUELAPanamaApplication and Technical Support Manager at Bunge Loders Crocklaan, The Netherlands
Alejandra GARCIA BRENKEVenezuelaProduct Technologist at Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Esther GARCIA RAMOSSpainConsulting Engineer in a Spanish multinational company, Spain
Mariliis HOLMEstoniaCo-founder at Nonfood (algae based foods), 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 ANGELAIndonesiaMarketing Research Associate 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 and COO and consumer insight manager at FoPo Food Powder, Germany
Charlotte BARIAUDFranceProduct developer at Estavayer lait SA (ELSA), Switzerland
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 FREITASPortugalPhD student in Nutrition, Digestion, Carbohydrates at INRA/AgroParisTech/Université Paris-Saclay, Grignon, France
Adriana GALINANES PLAZASpainPhD student in Sensory and Consumer Science (Food Science) at AgroParisTech and Research Center 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 RepublicPackaging Quality Manager at Wrigley, Prague, Czech Republic and CEO 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 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 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 VUCETICSerbiaThe 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 BOMBAYWALAIndiaProcess Engineer - Snacks and Dry, Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Paris, France
Badiaa BOULILATunisiaApplying for a PhD programme, Volunteer Teacher and Freelance Translator
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 KHARLAMOVARussiaPhD graduate- 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/Riddet Institute, New Zealand and Founder of Tanase food plus concepts limited, Nigeria
Zyra Mae OLIMANPhilippinesPackaging Development Manager at Havi Singapore, Singapore
Anna RADAWSKAPolandRegulatory Affairs Specialist - Raw Materials at Firmenich, Barcelona, Spain
Elham SADEGH-TEHRANIIcelandResearch and Development Manager at
Sweet Bliss, Tehran, Iran
Julia SCHOPPEGermanyTechnical Project Manager, Doehler, Darmstadt Germany
Olesya STUKANOVARussiaResearch Engineer at Groupe Savencia, 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 YASKYArgentinaFull time Engineer at UAE University, Argentina
FIPDes Graduates Cohort 2011-2013: Current positions
NameCountry of originCurrent position
ErvinaIndonesiaPhD student 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 CANELABrasilMarketing senior specialist at Ajinomoto, Brazil
Chun-Ning CHENTaïwanSeeking for a job, 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 KALYVIOTIGreecePackaging Development Technologist at Kraft Heinz Company, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carolina MENDOZAMexicoSenior consultant, Kantar consulting, Singapore
Sorina MIREARomaniaJr. Project Manager 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 RIANDITAIndonesiaErasmus+ PhD student in Industrial Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden & Politecnico di Milano Italy
Chengcheng SUChinaRegional Coordinator for Coffee Quality Institute, Yunnan Province, China
Juan VARGASMexicoR&D Manager, Mead Johnson, Singapore
Francine ZUCCOBrasilResearch Analyst at Insper, Brazil


- Updated October 2018 -