Kateryna Schroeder is an agricultural economist at the World Bank Food and Agriculture Global Practice. Her main area of expertise lies in the area of agricultural and trade policy, and food security in the Europe and Central Asia region. In her work she is also exploring how digital technologies address market failures along the global

H.E. Nicholas Brousseau was appointed Ambassador to Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in 2017. He joined Foreign Affairs Canada in 2004. At Headquarters, he has worked in the European Union Division and the Eastern Europe and Balkans Division. He has also served as deputy director in the Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Controls and Disarmament Policy

Virginia Lukšienė has a professional experience in the organic sector for 15 years. She is a member of the Board and Council of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.ifoam-eu.org) and Director of the Lithuanian company Ekoagros (www.ekoagros.lt). Responsible for the development of organic certification services in Lithuania and outside the EU.

Since 2016, an Executive Director at the National Union of Producers and Consumers of Organic Products of the Russian Federation (The National Organic Union). More than 12 years engaged in the development of organic agriculture in Russia. Since 2010, as a Deputy General Director, he was engaged in the formation of organic agricultural direction at

Marat Beksultanov, AgriTech Hub Kazakhstan

Marat has extensive experience working in Kazakhstan on various projects involving private, public and quazi-government sector. He is a seasoned manager with thorough understanding of Kazakhstan’s regulatory and business environment and has managed multi-national research teams working in Kazakhstan in areas of flood management, rangeland health assessment and water resource management. His recent work in

Mr. Bahodir Ganiev is Senior Advisor at the Center for Economic Development (CED), a think tank based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He helps CED staff conduct applied research and formulate policy recommendation aimed at strengthening macroeconomic management and improving the business environment in Uzbekistan. He often carries out consulting assignments for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Kees Koeleman is a Team Coordinator for International Advisory, EBRD. He grew up in the family business, processing fruit and vegetables, specializing in pickled vegetables. Currently he is non-executive chairman of Koeleman India Pvt. Ltd, an export orientated vegetable pickling company, operating from Netherlands and India. He has a long-standing experience in processing, contract farming

The official representative of the German certification body TUV International Certification, Director of CERT Group for International Development and Editor-in-Chief of the MANAGEMENT international magazine. He has 18 years of experience in the field of management systems on quality, product safety, ecology and industrial safety by international ISO standards as a consultant, teacher, international auditor