SPEAKERS

Hima Mukkamala

General Manager, IoT Cloud Services

Arm

Himagiri (Hima) Mukkamala is GM for IoT Cloud Services at Arm. He is responsible for leading the organisation to define and deliver IoT cloud services that connect, secure & manage IoT devices. Previously, he was responsible for leading the Predix™ Edge/Cloud Services engineering and technical product management organisation to deliver high-quality software using Agile/XP principles. In his previous role at Sybase, Hima led various groups in the Mobile Platform organisation and played a significant part in the successful acquisition by SAP.

Driving Innovation in a Connected IoT World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving rapidly and is a driving force behind digital transformation; creating smart homes and smart cities and revolutionising industries across different sectors. Surrounded by a highly distributed, connected world of billions of devices, challenges exist with deploying, connecting, securing, managing devices and harnessing data.

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Over 70% of the world’s population is using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. Working with innovators from academia, SMEs, large corporations and government bodies, Arm has built a successful ecosystem of over 1,000+ partners to realise this ambition together. Hima will share Arm’s journey to architect a brighter future and how partnership driven innovation can reduce the time and complexity that stands between businesses and usable data from IoT.

Grace Chew

Technical Director & Co-founder

Hydroemission

Grace Chew is the Technical Director and Co-founder of Hydroemission, a Singapore-headquartered materials science company with core competencies in the research, development and manufacture of biodegradable controlled release delivery systems for a multitude of environmental applications.

Grace plays a strategic role in driving Hydroemission’s innovation strategy from concept to commercialisation. Under her directive, the company has successfully launched several pioneering controlled release products, has a number of granted patents in key markets and has won the Best Innovation Award in Emerging Enterprise 2011 and the SEC-Senoko Energy Green Innovation Award in 2012 and 2017.

Open Innovation: Transforming Business, Driving Growth

While controlled release technology is a mainstay in the pharmaceutical field, offering great benefits to patients, it is almost unheard of in the environmental space when Hydroemission was founded 14 years ago. Recently, as a result of heightened pressures from environmental regulations, the company is receiving unprecedented demand for its proprietary controlled release technology in applications such as in as pest control, agriculture, air purification, bioremediation, infrastructure protection, energy recovery and consumer goods, where the technology helps reduce environmental pollution, cuts treatment cost and improve treatment effectiveness.

Grace Chew will share her innovation and entrepreneurship journey in a company she co-founded in 2003 and how she works with external partners in the spirit of Open Innovation to increase the awareness of the importance and benefits of the technology and drive business growth and success.

Dr Magnus Bergkvist

Head of Science & Research, Global Innovation

Thai Union Group

Dr Magnus Bergkvist is Head of Science & Research, Global Innovation at Thai Union Group. He is responsible for leading and developing the scientific programs and capabilities of Thai Union’s Global Innovation Centre (GII). Leveraging internal and external resources, the GII is building a portfolio of projects focused on bringing greater scientific substance and sustainable innovation advantage to the Group’s global branded tuna businesses.

As a former Associate Professor in Nanobioscience at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, New York, Dr Bergkvist led several projects with industrial partners and gained valuable experience in academic-corporate partnerships. He has served on multiple scientific advisory boards for start-up companies, and holds several patents.

Collaboration for Innovation at Thai Union Group

With an ambitious goal for sustainable business growth, global seafood leader Thai Union Group approaches innovation with a determination to evolve with the changing consumer trends and a commitment to be the seafood industry’s leading agent of change. This commitment is apparent with the establishment of the Global Innovation Incubator (GII) in 2015 to modernise the seafood industry. GII keeps an open mind-set that embraces internal and external ideas and seeks to engage in collaborative partnerships to enhance seafood products, accelerate sustainability, and create new business streams for the Group.

Dr Magnus Bergkvist will share how Thai Union expands its global footprint and local insights to drive innovation, collaborating with leading universities in Thailand and aboard to leverage intellectual property and knowledge to catalyse connections and collaborations for business growth.

Jens Drewes

President, South Asia Pacific

Kuehne + Nagel

As President of Kuehne + Nagel South Asia Pacific, Jens Drewes drives the vision and strategy for the 17 countries under his remit. His career with Kuehne + Nagel started in 1997 when he joined the project logistics team in Japan. Since then, he has held various leadership and executive management positions within the company across Asia Pacific.

In 2016, Jens was appointed President for the South AsiaPacific region. Prior to this role, he was President of North Asia Pacific for Kuehne + Nagel where he was responsible for operations

in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Jens also served as Managing Director, Central & North China for Kuehne + Nagel from 2008 to 2013. With more than 20 years of experience in the logistics industry across Asia Pacific, his areas of expertise include service delivery excellence, digital transformation, management and global delivery of engagements.

Driving Open Innovation in the Global Logistics Network

Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world’s leading logistics companies with a focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics. With a global network, innovative customer-oriented solutions, cutting-edge IT systems, in-house expertise and excellent customer service, it is leading the digital transformation in the logistics industry by providing real-time data, transparency, visibility and supply chain insights. Founded in 1890, Kuehne + Nagel has firmly established itself at the forefront of the logistics industry by leveraging technology to gain a clear competitive edge.

In his keynote presentation, Jens Drewes, President of South Asia Pacific for Kuehne + Nagel, will share Kuehne + Nagel’s initiatives to accelerate open innovation and digital transformation to create a smarter connected world to serve your businesses.

Claus Nehmzow

Digital Innovation Organisation APAC

BP

Claus Nehmzow has over 30 years of experience in building businesses and providing consulting services to Fortune 500 clients worldwide. He specialises in finding impactful business solutions involving applications of new digital technologies, such as AI, Blockchain, robotics, and immersive environments.

Within BP’s Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO) team, Claus leads digital innovation for the APAC region to solve business challenges across the board of BP’s businesses.

Claus is an innovation expert who combines first-hand entrepreneurial experience with corporate innovation best practices. His experience in various industries, including financial services, energy, media and entertainment is an asset in a business environment where, increasingly, many challenges and opportunities transcend traditional industry boundaries.

Jessie Yip

Business Development Head, Startups & Partner Program

GE

Jessie Yip is the Head of Business Development for the General Electric (GE) Accelerator Program in ASEAN. Through the programme, she helps startups accelerate their growth in the digital industrial space to create business value for GE, its partners and customers. Since its inception, Jessie has helped startups gain access to resources, collaboration and commercialisation opportunities with GE business units.

Throughout her 20-year career, Jessie has held leadership roles in business development and partnerships for IT companies. Prior to GE, Jessie was the Chief Commercial Officer of nCinga, a local start-up. She was also the Country Manager of IBM Singapore, Director and Account General Manager for Global Strategic Accounts at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Nilesh Wadhwa

Director, New Ventures & Transactions

Johnson & Johnson

Nilesh Wadhwa is Director for New Ventures and Transactions (Singapore, India & South-East Asia) at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific.  In this role, he is responsible for establishing networks within local biotech ecosystems and forging collaborations with scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs for delivery of innovative solutions covering Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Medical Device sectors.

Nilesh has over 20 years of experience in the life-sciences sector in roles spanning sales and marketing, international business expansion, and strategy and business development. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he has worked with companies such as Solvay, Banner Pharmacaps Sanofi and Takeda.

Dr Stefan Jakob

Global Director Research & Development Nutrition and Animal Health

Adisseo

Dr Stefan Jakob has worked on research and innovation projects in different industries for 20 years. Currently he is the Global Director Research & Development Nutrition and Animal Health in Adisseo. Prior to this, he headed Adisseo’s Alterion (probiotics) Business Unit.

Stefan used to work as the Global Marketing Director for Germany’s biggest premix company. Before that, he was the Director of Innovation in Danone’s Game-Changer Program. At Danone, Stefan was responsible for the global R&D health benefits team for Activia, a world leading probiotic dairy brand. He started his professional career in animal nutrition in Adisseo as a research scientist.

Dr Shin Fujita

General Manager, Innovation Centre

Shimadzu (Asia Pacific)

Dr Shin Fujita is the General Manager of Shimadzu Innovation Centre Asia Pacific since 2016. Heading the Shimadzu Innovation Centre based in Singapore–one of four around the world, Dr Fujita promotes R&D collaboration between academia, industry partners and Shimadzu.

Prior to that, he worked on Charged Particle Optics designs of Shimadzu products, such as Mass Spectrometer, Microfocus X-ray tube and EPMA, for more than 25 years at Shimadzu Corporation in Kyoto, Japan. One of his major contributions in this field is the successful implementation of the high-brightness, large-beam-current electron microscope source. He joined Shimadzu Corporation in 1987.

Bertrand Florentz

Research & Innovation Director, Products and Connected Systems

Hutchinson

Bertrand Florentz is the Research and Innovation Director of Products and Connected Systems in Hutchinson. He heads the Mechatronics department and the Thermal Management and Energy Harvesting lab. Bertrand is also responsible for developing new sensors and data management for Autonomous and Connected Systems. Over the 23 years with Hutchinson, Bertrand has taken on and supervised various projects in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Bertrand was previously with FACOM as the R&D and Quality Director. He also held the R&D Director for Hyadraulic Excavators role for Case Poclain and the Engineering Manager position for MANITOU BF.

Yip Mann Fai

General Manager, Singapore Innovation Hub

UTC Climate, Controls and Security | OTIS

Yip Mann Fai currently heads UTC’s Singapore Innovation Hub as General Manager. He brings a strong background in engineering, R&D and innovation that spans over 20 years of his career to UTC.

Before joining UTC, Mann Fai led the Open Innovation Platform team at IMDA and worked closely with players in the local innovation ecosystem to foster innovation with ICT companies in Singapore. Prior to IMDA, he had successfully led research and innovation teams at Thales Solutions Asia and the Institute for Infocomm Research to develop wireless networking and simulation systems for telecommunications, defence and aerospace applications.

Scott Su

Head, Technology Ventures Unit

Sime Darby

Scott Su is Head of Technology Ventures and Advanced Ag-Tech at Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd, a publicly listed company involved in palm oil, rubber and sugarcane cultivation, plantation management, downstream activities, cattle rearing, agribusiness and food. It is one of the world’s largest palm oil producers.

One of Scott’s roles is to lead, develop and execute the company’s IP strategy and commercialisation. The IP team is seamlessly integrated with the R&D teams, allowing for effective management of the IP that is created. This function supports the advanced agricultural technologies and data science team which Scott also leads. This group includes mechanical and electrical engineers and geospatial and data scientists who work to identify, develop and evaluate solutions in the precision agriculture space.

Philippe de Carné

Vice President, Innovation, Business Excellence & CSR

Geodis

Philippe de Carné is the Vice President of Innovation, Business Excellence and CSR after joining Geodis in 2010 as the Human Resource Director for the Road Transport Line of Business. The Innovation department organises Geodis’ innovation programmes. Some of the department’s main objectives are defining, with the Executive Board, the innovation strategic roadmap, to suggest stimulation and management tools for innovation, coach internal initiatives, share and develop new ideas, and to promote co-development partnerships.

He began his career in the food industry (R&D and industrial management) and then joined the consulting world where he led projects to implement information systems, improve operational performance and transform organisations.

Cort Isernhagen

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International

Lux Research

As Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the international business units of Lux Research, Cort manages the company’s activities in the important growth regions of Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The International team at Lux Research provides market research and advisory services for CTOs, heads of R&D, innovation, and corporate venture capital, who track emerging technologies and technology developers in the digital, material, and life sciences. The analysts and consultants at Lux Research help to identify the new technologies that will speed innovation, commercialisation, and growth within organisations.

Jonathan Tan

Managing Director

UnaBiz

Jonathan oversees UnaBiz’s business relationships with partners, clients and resellers in Singapore. Unabiz is Asia’s first dedicated IoT network and is the exclusive network operator of the Sigfox network in Singapore and Taiwan. Licensed by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore as a Facility-Based Operator (FBO) in Singapore, UnaBiz owns and deploys nation-wide carrier grade network infrastructure in Singapore and Taiwan to enable physical devices to connect to the cloud. This public network gives qualified channels and customers equal access to the IoT network to promote a vibrant and competitive marketplace.

Formerly head of sales for Singtel’s Global Fixed Satellite Business, Jonathan has 24 years of ICT broad-based experience in IoT, telecom, satellite, smart city solutions and infrastructure.

Connecting Supply Chain & Logistics with Sigfox

The logistics industry is one of the most mature and traditional industry. It sits in the core of the majority of commercial activities, moving goods from Point A to Point B. 

In this new age, the traditional logistics industry will be transformed by the Internet of Things (IoT), moving the right goods, from the right point, at the right time, in the right condition, at the right (low) cost. 

The session will highlight various low-cost IoT solutions powered by Sigfox Global Low-Power Wide Area network that helped logistics providers monitor and manage their fleet better with real-time location updates. Use cases in cold-chain management, a crucial cargo monitoring requirement that has a direct impact on the bottom line of moving perishable produce and products will also be shared. 

Anthony Heng

Executive Director

Commonwealth Food Services

Anthony Heng is the Executive Director for Commonwealth Food Services Pte Ltd. He has over 28 years of cold chain logistics, food manufacturing management and business start-up experience in the Asia Pacific region. His prior appointments include Head of Cold Chain for YCH Group, Country GM for YCH Thailand, Head of Operations for AQ Logistics in Kyushu, Japan, Regional Vice President - Operations for HAVI Logistics in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and General Manager for HAVI Food Services Singapore & Malaysia.

He currently manages a 27,000m² integrated food manufacturing with temperature-controlled logistics facility equipped with a -28°C ASRS freezer.  Over the years, Anthony has successfully established several cold chain logistics business start-ups in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.  

Innovative & Practical Solutions to Overcome Challenges in Delivering Unbroken Cold Chain Logistics Services to a Wider Market

With the advancements in IoT technologies in today’s F&B scene, consumers are fast becoming discerning on food quality, consistency and food safety.  To deliver acceptable food logistics services in the competitive market, it takes more than just price level adjustments. Warehousing and manufacturing facilities that are purpose-built to reap the maximum productivity and efficiency for the flow of goods with integration in energy conservation features, food safety and quality standards coupled with strong management practices are the keys to unlock long-term sustainable business presence.  These intrinsic features together with innovative food processing and packaging technology are driving the evolution of food for the future generations. In this segment, Anthony will share his experience and insights in delivering unbroken cold chain logistics services. 

Bill Lee

Managing Partner

Azendian Solutions

Bill is the Group Managing Partner at Azendian Solutions, a big data, advanced analytics solutions firm focusing on the use of data to enhance productivity.  Bill has over 28 years’ experience with the last 15 years in information management and advanced analytics.  He has worked with organisations across different industries, from financial services to healthcare to government and transportation.

As an evangelist and practitioner, Bill advises boards and senior managers on strategies to ensure successful transformation through the use of their data assets and works with them to achieve those goals. He sits on the advisory boards of the School of Information Science (Temasek Polytechnic) and School of Business Administration (University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus).

The Science & Art of Analytics and Machine Learning

The shift towards 4.0 is upon us. To remain relevant and continue on paths of productivity gain, digitalisation is unavoidable.  In the digital economy, data will be the new oil, providing critical foresight, insight and optimisation opportunities to ones who own capabilities to wield it well. Analytics riding on Machine Learning technique is a skill which requires more Art than Science to implement. Bill will share what it takes to be successful in adopting this new technique and how other organisations have fared in adoption through case studies.  He will also present best practices in how to jump-start such initiatives.

Prashant Dadlani

Founder & CEO

blu

Prashant is the founder of blu, an emerging Singapore-based start-up specialising in retail logistics technology. He introduced blu when he noticed a glaring inertia in the way shopping items are delivered. By establishing one of the largest parcel terminal networks in Singapore, blu elevates last-mile logistics, bringing greater convenience and savings to retailers and shoppers.

How Automated Parcel Terminals (APTs) are Gamechangers to Last Mile Logistics

The number of online shoppers in Singapore is expected to reach 4.4 million by 2022. Even as millions of people complete their purchases with an instant click, they still have to wait – for days or even weeks – before receiving their items. Seeing this as an anachronistic problem in a digital age, Prashant has set out to re-imagine the future of retail and logistics. Join Prashant as he uncovers how the retail landscape is changing in a digital age, the benefits of APTs and how they co-exist with other delivery options, and what blu is doing to make retail logistics seamless.

Andrew Ive

Managing Director

Big Idea Ventures

Andrew founded Big Idea Ventures responsible for investing and building companies in the alternative protein and plant-based sectors. Andrew recently stepped down as the MD of Food-X, the #1 global food accelerator to focus on Big Idea Ventures. Andrew has invested in more early stage / pre-seed food companies than any other investor worldwide.

Serial founder raising and exiting multiple businesses, Andrew also serves on the Advisory Board for Tufts Nutrition Council, Friedman School Entrepreneurship Advisor. Andrew is a graduate from Harvard Business School and Procter & Gamble in brand management.

Alexandre Nicolau

Open Innovation Manager

Suntory

Alexandre Nicolau has both scientific and business backgrounds and over 15 year experience in managing collaborative international projects. He is responsible of Open Innovation activities for Suntory Corporate, building bridges between Japan and the rest of the world. His job includes scouting and incubating emerging technologies, seeking radical innovative ideas, delivering public speeches and building partnerships with universities, incubators, SMEs and start-ups. He is also a mentor at the FoodTech accelerators ToasterLab in France and Bits x Bites in China. He has worked in over 30 countries, lived in six and speaks four languages. His areas of interests are breakthrough innovation in FoodTech, health ingredients, fermentation, spirits maturation, mild processing of products, water technologies and IoT.

Rod Quin

Head of Global Business Unit - Food

Roquette

Rod Quin is a New Zealander currently based in Singapore. Since January 2017, Rod has been the Head of the Roquette’s Global Business Unit – Food and responsible for the growth and value creation of the Food ingredients market globally. Prior to joining Roquette, he was the Chief Executive of Westland Milk Products from April 2009 to July 2016. Rod received his Bachelor of Bio-Technology with Honors at Massey University, a Diploma in Operations Management at Auckland University and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.

Max Kantelia

CEO & Co-Founder

Anquan

Max Kantelia is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience of building technology product and services companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia for the financial services industry.

Based in Singapore since 2010, Max is the Co-Founder and CEO at Anquan Capital and the Co-Founder at Zilliqa Research Pte Ltd. Anquan is a deep technology company that is building scalable private block chains for global marketplaces and has built a hardware rooted security data vault product suite. Zilliqa is a high throughput public block chain and crypto currency platform that completed a Token Generation Event (TGE) in January 2018.

Max is an electronics engineer by background, having started his career in radar systems design with GEC Marconi.

Miku Jha

Founder & CEO

AgShift

Miku Jha is the Founder and CEO of AgShift, a food technology start-up based in Silicon Valley, CA. AgShift offers advanced, autonomous food inspection system built using the latest innovations in AI, Computer Vision and IoT technology. At AgShift, she manages a nimble team of data scientists, researchers and technologists driven by a single passion – to apply cutting-edge technology innovations to solve complex, global food challenges. 

Miku is a passionate entrepreneur with a proven track record of successfully launching and scaling products across multiple start-ups and companies such as VMware and IBM. Previously, as part of the senior leadership, Miku has helped build and scale multiple storage, mobile software start-ups into well-known global companies.

Re-imagining Food Quality Assessment with AI, to Reduce Global Food Waste

Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted. Food losses and waste amount to roughly US$60 billion in industralised countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries. AgShift, a silicon valley start-up has a unique approach to reducing food waste - by making food quality assessments within organisations and across supply chains - autonomous, objective and standardised. Miku will share how AgShift is re-imagining food inspections and quality assessments using the latest innovations in AI and computer vision. 

Abhinav Mehra

Vice President, Portfolio Managment

ID Capital

Abhinav Mehra is the Vice President for Portfolio Management in ID Capital. It is a Singapore-based venture investment firm, looking at Series A investments in the AgriTech and FoodTech sectors across the Asia Pacific Region.

Abhinav comes with a diverse experience in entrepreneurship, M&A and corporate finance, working in both investment banks and multinationals in India and Singapore. Most recently, he was part of Mondelez International’s future finance leaders program, experiencing the breadth of the finance function in Southeast Asia.

Michael Dean

Co-Founder

AgFunder

An entrepreneur and venture investor in early-stage food and agriculture technology innovation, Michael leads the AgFunder investment team.

As a recognised authority in agrifood tech and investment, Michael is a regular keynote speaker and panellist at agriculture and food conferences globally.  Michael sits on the Advisory Board of the Netherlands based RockStart AgriFood Tech Accelerator and is a mentor for the Australian Rocket Seeder Agrifood Tech Accelerator, Sparklabs Cultiv8 AgTech Accelerator and the Hatch Aquaculture Tech Accelerator. 

A seasoned investor and agriculture operator, prior to starting AgFunder, Michael was a founding partner of SeedRock Capital Partners and founded SeedRock Africa Agriculture (SRAA), an impact agrifood production business based in West Africa. 

Lionel Wong

Founding Director

Upgrown Farming Company

Lionel Wong is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Upgrown Farming Asia Pte Ltd. Lionel is responsible for strategy & business development, as well as developing commercial farming financial models for Upgrown clients, across different types of technologies, systems integrations, and markets. Lionel has an academic background in Biotechnology & Innovation Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Driven by the passion for technology and science, yet an entrepreneur at heart, his approach to problem-solving has an emphasis on commercial viability and future sustainability.

Dr Jose Domingos

Senior Research Fellow

James Cook University

Dr Jose Domingos’ research focuses on applied breeding and genetics for the development of fast-growing and disease resistant strains of tropical aquaculture species. Dr Domingos has a long involvement with commercial shrimp and marine finfish operations. Prior to joining the James Cook University (Australia) Aquaculture Genetics research team in 2008, Jose worked as production manager of 700+ hectares of shrimp farming in Brazil. Trained in Brazil (Oceanography, FURG; MSc. Aquaculture, UFSC) and Australia (PhD Aquaculture Genetics, JCU), he has 20 years of combined industry, government and academic background. Now based in JCU Singapore, Dr Domingos is excited about collaborating with industry partners in the development of reliable breeding and hatchery facilities where genetically superior broodstock will boost fish production in the region.

Dr Farshad Shishehchian

President & CEO

Blue Aqua International Group

Dr Farshad Shishehchian is the President and CEO of Blue Aqua International Group, a one-stop solution provider for the aquaculture industry with a global presence in 14 countries. He is also the Founder and President of the Asian Aquaculture Network (AAN), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inform and inspire new generations through the sharing of knowledge, education initiatives, and resources for the ecological sustainability of aquaculture in the Asia Pacific region. He was also the President of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Asia Pacific Chapter (2013 - 2016), collecting an extensive network of over 25 years in the world’s top aquaculture producing countries. Dr Farshad holds a Ph.D in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology and has dynamic, hands-on experience in managing aquaculture farms and hatcheries in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Philippine, China, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Korea, Norway, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Singapore and Chile. As an inventor of the highly commended Mixotrophic™ System - a super intensive shrimp farming system with PCT patent in over 144 countries - Dr Farshad continues to share his knowledge and profound understanding of innovative aquaculture.

Allan Lim

Founder & Chairman

Comcrop

From refining waste cooking oil into biodiesel to engaging the youth in arts to growing vegetables on high-tech rooftop farms - Allan's companies provide solutions for Singapore to sustain itself through clean energy, active citizenry and food security.

Allan Lim is the Founder and Chairman of ComCrop, Singapore’s first urban rooftop aquaponics farm. The farm’s output includes a range of herbs and vegetables, including basil, peppermint, spearmint and several others. He oversees the design and development of farms using aquaponics and vertical farming.

He is also the Founder of Alpha Biofuels, an energy company that produces an alternative biofuel transformed from used cooking oil.

Apart from leading his companies, Allan mentors young entrepreneurs and volunteers on various government and NGO committees.