Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the University of Kent Business School and at the Royal Agricultural College, U.K.
David is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer trends, and is a strong proponent of building vertical alliances between key chain members in the food industry - farmers, life science and input companies, ingredient firms, food and beverage manufacturers, retailers and food service. He has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia.
David has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and organisations in three continents.
Currently he is a Non-Executive Director of KGG - a U.K. farmer-owned berry fruit business (US$260 million turnover in 2006) with a blue chip customer portfolio; and on the Advisory Board of Rabobank, UK. He works closely with senior management of food and beverage firms on business strategy development and with governments on food policy formulation.