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Martin Williams

Co-Founder, President & Chief Innovation Officer
Above Foods

A Canadian entrepreneur, and business leader Martin Williams is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Innovation Officer for Above Food Corp.

Martin has over 20 years of consumer-packaged goods experience, having held diverse leadership roles throughout his career, including: founder, operator, commercial lead, marketing lead, and innovation lead.

Having lived and worked in several of the world’s fastest growing markets including Hong Kong, and New York, Martin has a unique global perspective that informs everything he does.

For the 12 years prior to co-founding Above Food, he was a management consultant and advisor to blue chip CPG companies on Innovation, Change Management, and Go-to-Market strategy.

Martin held various leadership roles at global Innovation Strategy firms, Fahrenheit 212 in New York, and Idea Couture, which was acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: CTSH) in 2016. Notable clients include: Campbell's Soup Co., Coca-Cola, Conagra Brands, Kroger, Mars, Molson Coors, and PepsiCo.

He attended OCAD University in Toronto, where he studied Industrial Design, with a specialization in Applied Innovation.

When not creating the future of plant-based foods, Martin can be found training for Triathlons in hopes to be an age-grouper at Kona one day.

Day 1 - Nov 01, 2022
11:20 AM

Panel: Value Chain Perspectives on Achieving Sustainability Goals

Martin williams not confirmed

Don’t Miss Out.

Over the course of two days, Plant Forward will demonstrate the strength and integrity of Canada’s integrated supply chain, highlight sustainability initiatives and the latest innovations happening in Canadian crops and ingredients, and provide insights from trailblazing companies who have chosen Canada as their preferred place to invest in plant-based innovation.

Registration is now closed.


Access to all Plant Forward in-person sessions including networking opportunities.

Regular: $1050


Virtual access to event sessions, includes virtual access to all Plant Forward speaker sessions. Q&A and networking opportunities are unavailable for virtual pass.

Online only: $850

Important Registration Information:

  • Registration closes October 28
  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – July 31
  • Plant Forward will follow the government-mandated COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site
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