Conference Speaker

Dr Kerah Johnson

Dr Kerah Johnson is an integrated medical Doctor, Entrepreneur medical scientist, a lecturer and registrar at the Oriental Academy of natural medicine Yenagoa, Nigeria. She attended the Pragyan University/ Indian board of alternative medicine Kolkata, India and obtained a bachelor of alternative medical systems, professional bachelor’s in naturopathy/natural medicine, she also attended the medicina alternativa …

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Dr Ullrich Klins

Dr Ullrich Klins, works as a Senior Technical Advisor for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the GIZ-BioInnovation Africa Project in South Africa. His work focuses on the field of National Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) with regard to conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity. This includes the coordination of private sector partnerships between …

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Gus Le Breton

Gus Le Breton has a 30-year background in African Natural Ingredients. As the founding CEO of the trade association PhytoTrade Africa, he successfully introduced a series of new ingredients from Africa on to world markets. Today he focuses on educating consumers about African ingredients through his videos under the brand of the African Plant Hunter.  …

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Ellis Levember

Ellis is the CEO of South African Essential Oil Business Incubator (SEOBI), which was established in April 2006 after receiving initial funding from Seda Technology Programme (STP). Seobi became a Private Business Incubator after their contract with Seda expired in March 2018. Seobi currently have a partnership with Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), …

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Lateef Bamidele

Lateef Bamidele holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Ilorin. In addition to a professional certificate in Data Processing and Management Information System (DPMIS), he is also a graduate of the Capacity Building training organized by Bank of Industry at Pan-Atlantic University. He has also undergone lots of training, seminars and workshops on …

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Daniel Motshwane

Daniel Motshwane is chairman of the board of the Cosmetic Export Council of South Africa (CECOSA), a non-profit organisation that has a public-private partnership with the department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).  Working with the dtic and South African embassies, CECOSA aims to facilitate export opportunities for the South African cosmetic, toiletry, fragrance …

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Cyril Lombard

Cyril has more than 30 years’ experience in the biotrade, natural products and small and medium size business development sectors. In Namibia in the 1990s he worked with the team that established commercial marula oil production including the set-up of the supply associations and co-operatives and driving the commercial linkages to global companies. In 1999 …

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Jolanda van Hal

Jolanda Van Hal has experience in trade promotion and value chain development for natural ingredients since 2013. She is specialised in the promotion of sustainable trade in biodiversity-related products. Jolanda is skilled in market and value chain analyses. She translates the outcomes into opportunities and challenges for suppliers from developing countries. Jolanda’s key areas of …

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Kasper Kerver

Kasper is a trade promotion expert with more than ten years of experience. He is specialised in sustainable value chain development for natural ingredients to generate employment and income for farmers and collectors in developing countries. As a trainer, he often focuses on food safety management and value addition opportunities such as organic certification. He …

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Prof. Diana Derval

Diana Derval, PhD, EMBA, is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch, global research firm specializing in human behavior and preferences. DervalResearch investigated the impact on the microbiome of natural ingredients like fats and oils and the research conducted by Prof. Derval together with the University of Ghana provides insights on how to select, integrate, and …

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