Filip Fontaine became the interim-CEO of EIT Food on 1st June 2018. Mr. Fontaine graduated as an agricultural engineer from the KU Leuven, Belgium and started his professional career at the Belgian Farmers Union. He has later worked for the cooperative bank CERA and became the CEO of an auction in fruit and vegetables. In the following 15 years, he was involved in several mergers which resulted in the creation of BelOrta, the European player in fruit and vegetables. In addition, he has also executed several consulting missions in China and India.