Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme


Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, supply chain and technology (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) innovations. The Accelerator received an award as one of the ‚10 Most Innovative Companies 2017- Food‘ by FastCompany. Previously, Bernhard co-founded the award-winning ShareTheMeal app, built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.