GourmetPro is a company based in Japan dedicated to help the food and beverage industry grow internationally. Our experts combine more than 20 years of immersion and achievements in the Digital Innovation field and the Food & Beverage market in Japan.
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).View Linkedin
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.View Linkedin
Satoru has extensive experience as a project coordinator for the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan and as a business development associate for Oriental Consultants Global, consulting for 50+ international projects.
Satoru is a driven professional with remarkable capacity to adapt to complex cultural and professional environments. He’s passionate about business and product development and problem solving in international context.
Satoru is a graduate of Hosei and Moscow State Institute of International Relations and is a lifelong learner always working on his development. He recently completed Le Wagon Tokyo coding bootcamp, speaks fluently English, Russian, Uzbek and FrenchView Linkedin
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.View Linkedin
Amelie is a professional writer and content strategist with 6+ years of experience writing and editing articles, creating engaging content for websites and other media that directly translated into a spike in readership. She can talk her way through search engines with long-term SEO optimization while still writing good stories for readers.
Conscious consumer herself, she's passionate about what the future holds for the F&B industry and how sustainability, health, and wellness are driving food and drink innovations. Amelie's language abilities and depth of insight into Japan enable her to keep up with the latest consumer trends.
Amelie is a graduate of the University of Nantes, specialized in International Trade Law and Maritime Law with a focus on container transport, which equipped her with the research and analytical skills needed to synthesize market reports, importation regulations and more.View Linkedin
Duco is CEO of Joft, an import agency, facilitating international food producers to build long-term success in Japan.
He's also the president & CEO of Planteta, a new restaurant and packaged food business. Its mission is to offer delicious and healthy plant-based whole food, Japanese ingredient-inspired, global cuisine, reasonably priced, to the world. Planteta - A Taste for Life.
With 30 years’ experience and a successful track record leading food importing companies, Duco has in-depth market knowledge and strong trade connections.View Linkedin
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.View Linkedin
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.View Linkedin