VP Business Development
Mr. Tjahyana brings more than 25 years’ experience in B2B business development. Drawn to innovative, first-to-market and advanced technology projects has led him in a number of different industries, among them fast ferries, green building construction, and one of the first commercial producers of stevia: Andry was president and CEO of Canadian Stevia Corporation, a public company and early leader in the natural sweetener industry – developing proprietary stevia and stevia extraction technology. Andry has also been a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza
A renowned authority on plant-based nutrition and functional foods, Dr. Mazza was a Principal Food and Bioscience Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada before founding Mazza Innovation. A prolific contributor to the global body of plant-based research, Dr. Mazza has published more than 200 research articles, 30 book chapters, and has written 5 books. The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) named him the world’s most cited and influential researcher in Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Mazza was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his work in the area of functional foods and nutraceuticals and was elected Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST).