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INTERNATIONAL AGROFOOD CONSULTING SERVICES
YUSUF TOKDEMIR

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My name is Yusuf Tokdemir.

I am a senior international consultant and executive with extensive experience and expertise in agriculture, food and pharmaceutical industries in Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations,

Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Innovation Management and New Product development, Investment, Facility Start-up, Emerging Technologies, Business Strategy, Marketing, Internationalization and Business Transformation in alignment with the EU Green Deal Approach, EFSA rules, UN SDGs and World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

My key areas of expertise covers project management, business start-up; manufacturing operations; value chain development from farm to fork; corporate operational efficiency; productivity; GMP; R&D; NPD; Food Product Innovation, shelf-life extension; facility design, construction and  operationalization; machinery and equipment (IQ/OQ/PQ); quality assurance; identification of chemical and biological hazards; corporate carbon footprint; sustainability; market research; consumer tests; product-market fit; food for 2035, personalized nutrition; public-private partnerships; resource optimization; competitive analysis; digital marketing and marketing strategy; digital transformation in business; trade development, linking to global value chains, internationalization and business transformation.

As a senior international expert I led Technical Assistance projects for UNDP, EU, ADB, APO and WB in Turkey, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China (PRC) and Lebanon. 

I have worked in leading Turkish, European and MEA’s companies for more than 30 years and has led strategic operations and internationalization processes for Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals (Turkey), Hero Group (Switzerland), La Poire Group (Egypt) and others.

I have established and operationalized first infant foods manufacturing excellence center for East Europe, Turkey, MENA and CIS regions, from farm to fork in alignment with the EU Green Deal, EU Food Law, EFSA rules, Codex Alimentarius and WTO SPS Measures in Ankara, Turkey. Since 2002, the center has successfully operated as a regional export hub.

I am currently continuing a Postgraduate Certificate course in Digital Marketing at the Asian Institute of Management. Additionally, I hold various professional certifications in Value Chain Development, Climate Change Specialization, Agri-food Systems, Health Systems, Entrepreneurship, Machine Learning, Strategic Management (Post MBA), and Digital Transformation Specialization from world best institutions worldwide, including Imperial College Business School, University of Western Australia, University of Geneva, Stanford University, and others.

With over three decades of experience in the food industry and my extensive exploration of the global food scene, I assist Food Innovation Teams in staying ahead of the latest trends. My goal is to enable them to launch products that resonate with consumers and quickly create high customer experience. I possess a deep understanding of factors such as consumer trends, product-market fit, digital and personalized nutrition, ingredient costs, EU Food Law, quality, food safety, supply chain logistics, transit considerations, shelf life, and packaging, foodtech, market intelligence, digital marketing, strategy and execution, all of which significantly influence the success of new product launches.

I help companies build capabilities, innovate and internationalize by understanding their consumers using competitive analysis and data-driven strategies.

Utilizing my extensive experience and expertise, coupled with my unwavering commitment to continuous learning, I consistently stay at the forefront of the latest industry and market trends and developments. This empowers me to offer cutting-edge solutions tailored to meet the dynamic and evolving needs of my clients worldwide, particularly in technical assistance projects, agrifood SMEs, corporates and business start-ups.

I am committed to driving transformative change and fostering success in the global agrifood industry. Let's connect to explore how I can bring my wealth of experience and expertise to your organization's challenges and opportunities.

Are you facing uncertainties or problems?

For more than three decades, I've designed strategy and implemented action plans in high-uncertainty and complex conditions within agriculture, food, and pharmaceutical industries. When you work with me, you benefit from my extensive experience and expertise for swift, effective solutions to your complex problems and/or issues.

 

I provide support at every step of the transformation journey to drive real and lasting change. I make it real with delivery.

I am a mentor and advisor for agri-food enterprises, early-stage investors and start-ups. 

I am also a trainer, entrepreneur, strategist, board advisor and conference speaker.

 

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Yusuf Tokdemir
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