As Manager Innovation & Partnerships, Annelies Schenk leads strategic relationships with existing and prospective corporate partners. She is the liaison between startups and (corporate) partners in order to create successful startup collaborations to meet the corporate innovation strategies. In conjunction, Annelies develops new collaborative models to fast track the uptake of food & agri innovations to create sustainable impact.
For more than a decade Annelies has leveraged her passion of bringing people and markets together. She is specialized in developing and managing international water and AgriFoodTech innovation trajectories to connect startups with corporates, investors, NGO’s and other key stakeholders. She has managed major global exhibitions in Europe, China, India, Mexico and the USA; Annelies performed several ESG/CSR related projects with PE/VC funds and other sector specific companies. Annelies holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.