Christine Gould

Changemaker in Basel, Switzerland

Christine Gould

Changemaker in Basel, Switzerland

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Hello! Welcome to my page! I'm on a quest to make a positive impact in the world. I've dedicated my career to sparking bold innovation that tackles some of our world's most pressing challenges, starting with feeding 9.7 billion people by 2050. I am the Founder & CEO of Thought for Food (www.tffchallenge.com), a next generation innovation and collaboration platform that empowers young innovators around the world to develop breakthrough solutions for food security. We are currently working with over 8000 brilliant students in 130 countries. In addition to running Thought For Food, I am the Head of Next Generation Innovation and Engagement at Syngenta in Switzerland (a role I created to help the company understand and learn from the new minds and methods shaping the future!). In 2013, I was named into the Ashoka Changemakers inaugural "League of Intrapreneurs" for my work creating change in a large multinational. I hold an MPA in Science & Technology Policy from Columbia University in NYC, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from American University in Washington, DC. I serve on the Boards of the Association for Vertical Farming and Young Professionals in Ag Development (YPARD). I have lived and worked in several countries and speak French as a second language. In addition to being passionate about food and ag, innovation, and engaging with next generation leaders, I am obsessed with open and collaborative business models, our biological future, contemporary architecture and electronic music.