About Us

GourmetPro is a company based in Japan dedicated to help the food and beverage industry grow internationally. Our experts have more than 15 years of immersion and achievements in the Business Innovation field and the Global Food & Beverage market.

Our Team

Ugo Bataillard

Co-founder, CEO

Ugo has been leading digital innovation projects for 11 years, managing teams locally and overseas to deliver products with clear value propositions and create strategic partnerships.

He experienced both big corporations such as en japan, a recruiting portal in Japan, Orange ( #4 telecommunication company in Europe) and promising startups like Shippio (1st digital freight forwarder in Japan).

Graduated from “Telecom Paristech” (French Top Tier Engineering School) with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and certified in agile team management both SCRUM Master (CSM) and PO (CSPO).

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Vincent Nicol

Co-founder, CSO

Vincent spent 13 years in the field, growing businesses, brands and people, and unlocking Japan’s potential for Savencia (the world’s #4 cheese manufacturer) and Molson Coors (the world’s #5 brewer).

Vincent dives with you into real market insight, identifies winning routes to market and connects you to your future distribution partners.

Graduated from “Sciences Po”, he recently studied at INSEAD and Nagoya Business School (Japan #1 EMBA). Fluent in Japanese, he obtained the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test highest level (N1) and is a certified Sake Sommelier enjoying – responsibly – whisky, wine and beers.

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Polina Oba

Co-founder, COO

Polina is a business professional in the supply-chain field with experience as operations associate in one of the Silicon Valley’s unicorns - Flexport. Polina has also been involved in agri-food business development projects in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Polina is highly passionate about business development and trade between Asia and Europe. Highly motivated and efficiency-driven, with a constant strive to learn and develop professional skills in order to contribute to the sustainable global prosperity.

Polina is a graduate of Rotterdam Business School in the Netherlands, specializing in Trade Relations between Europe and Asia. Currently, Polina is doing a research about sustainable food supply chains at Sophia University, Tokyo. Polina speaks fluently English, Bulgarian and Business Japanese.

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Duco Delgorge


Duco is CEO of Joft, an import agency, facilitating international food producers to build long-term success in Japan.

With over 30 years’ experience and a successful track record leading food importing companies, Duco has in-depth market knowledge and strong trade connections. He focuses especially on plant-based, organic, and fairtrade foods.

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Leon van Houwelingen


Leon is an internationally experienced Executive with a 8+ year proven track record of success in Management and Business Development in challenging industries.

He has amassed a solid leadership record in the business and charity arenas. He has steered several companies through challenging phases to deliver results that position them for sustainable business growth.

Connecting people and business, caring about those who care for others and contributing to create a sustainable planet (SDG’s) are integral to Leon’s DNA.

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Daniel Kwintner


Originally from Belgium, Daniel has over 23 years of international experience as Brand and Marketing Strategy Consultant.

He was heavily involved in business development and strategic implementation of Design and Marketing innovation for numerous billion-dollar brands of Fortune 500 companies. Leveraging 15 years of immersion in Japan’s Food & Beverage industry, he has helped multiple Japanese companies to export their products abroad and worked at Sopexa Japan as Client Services Director in supporting European and international key accounts for their 360 campaigns in Japan.

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Company Profile

Company Name GourmetPro Co., Ltd.
Office 4-15-7, Nishigahara, Kitaku, Tokyo, 114-0024, Japan
Established October 2019
Capital ¥6,000,000
Representative Ugo Bataillard
Primary Business Consulting services