Bernhard Kowatsch

Founder & Head of Innovation Accelerator
United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the World Food Programme
(WFP) and the co-founder of the award-winning ShareTheMeal global crowdfunding movement.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and
entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, UAVs, mobile technology and Artificial Intelligence. The Accelerator received an award as '10 Most Innovative Companies 2017- Food' by FastCompany.
Prior to ShareTheMeal, Bernhard 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.
He holds 3 Masters degrees from HEC School of Management Paris and Vienna University of Business.

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