On June 20, 2020, Young China Watchers London hosted this webinar with Doris Lee (Principal Consultant at GFIC); Darin Friedrichs (Senior Asia Commodity Analyst at INTL FCStone Shanghai); and Seth Cook (Associate at the Food and Land Use Coalition).
About Doris Lee
Doris is the Principal Consultant at GFIC, a China-based consultancy focused on providing industry and R&D resources on sustainable alternative proteins. GFIC collaborates with universities and scientists, corporations, start-ups and investors to support plant-based and cellular agriculture food innovation.
Doris has over 7 years of experience building and managing localized programs for international organizations, including EU-funded initiatives. Prior to joining GFIC, she worked as the East Asia Regional Manager at a plant-based foods advocacy organization, ProVeg International. Her engagement in sustainable food space in Hong Kong, Berlin, and Beijing provided her with rich knowledge of the ecosystem.
About Darin Friedrichs
Darin Friedrichs is an analyst of international grain and oilseed markets, cash prices, and trade opportunities, currently based in the commodities division at INTL FCStone in Shanghai. Prior to this, Darin worked at Dalian Huaxi Trade Co and AgTraderTalk where he analysed grain supply and demand across Asia and South America.
About Seth Cook
Seth is an Associate at the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), based in SYSTEMIQ in London. FOLU aims to spur the transformation of food and land use systems to meet the goals of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Seth is responsible for overseeing and developing FOLU country platforms in India and China, working together with the FOLU Coordinators in both countries. Prior to this, Seth was a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Global Programs Operations Director at WWF China as well as China Program Coordinator at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).