Bernhard Kowatsch

Head, Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Head of Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Bernhard built-up the WFP Innovation Accelerator (Fast Company 10 Most Innovative Companies 2017); co-founded the award-winning ShareTheMeal app and built the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Business Innovation team. Previously he worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.

The Accelerator identify, nurture and scales disruptive startups and innovations that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, supply chain tech and solutions for more effective emergency assistance. Most recently we also run Accelerator programmes for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Benrhard holds 3 Masters degrees from HEC Paris and Vienna University of Business.

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