Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Turning these issues into opportunities requires a leadership journey and a clear roadmap that builds capability and mindsets to enable execution. dssis uniquely placed to help you on this journey to translate ambition into action, and to take advantage of the opportunities arising at this moment.   

We do this by putting people front and centre to enable long-lasting change. We are implementers with extensive experience across the entire food value chain; our people are agronomists, economists, technology specialists, sustainability experts, operations managers, and change management experts.  We have the technical competencies in a wide range of topics – from soil management and packaging lifecycles to food safety and product innovation – science and data-based tools and methodologies, as well as extensive experience in change management and cultural transformation.  This helps agriculture, food and beverage companies to design and deliver an integrated roadmap, build the right capabilities and ensure that all requisite people and resources are effectively mobilised to meet current and future targets.

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We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

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What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts working with you. 

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Marcos Salla
Global Director: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Marcos has over 27 years of combined industry & consulting expertise, with a proven track record in go-to-market strategies, leadership development, and business transformation in food & beverage and consumer goods. With former roles in operations & supply chain, he will leverage his experience to further evolve the industry growth strategy, value proposition and set of capabilities to bring to clients.
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Massimo Marino
Italy Sustainability Market Lead: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Environmental engineer and author with extensive experience in calculating impacts of industrial processes; expert in life cycle assessments. Founder of Perfect Food Consulting, which was acquired by dss+.
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Patrick McCorry
North America Regional Principal: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
20 years in management consulting supporting global food & beverage clients in developing and executing strategic improvement initiatives. Leads complex projects that transform cultures, drive operational improvements in supply chains and develop internal capabilities.
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David Rochat
EMEA Director of Sustainability Services
Senior executive with vast experience in designing and leading the implementation of sustainability management in organisations and providing advisory services to businesses facing environmental legal compliance challenges.
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Tania Montesin
Australia / New Zealand Regional Snr. Manager: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
17+ years of experience in vertically integrated value chain development and management and leading large, advanced automation capital projects, while managing large, geographically dispersed manufacturing operations.
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Melissa Barrett
Managing Director, Corporate Impact & Practices
Senior advisor with a focus on strategic sustainability transformation and innovation, helping organisations leverage their assets, capabilities and potential to deliver commercial, social and sustainable impact.
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Fabio Nunes
Latin America Principal: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
A supply chain professional with 18 years of solid experience in several planning projects (DP, S&OP, DRP, MRP, MPS and Line Scheduling) and Logistics Processes (Interim Management in logistics operations in Mexico and Transport Bid). 
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Anne Verniquet
Europe Sustainability Snr. Consultant: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Brings methodologies and triple bottom line mindset to designing business models for long-term sustainability, looking for increased economic added value, minimised environmental impact, and collaborative innovation.
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Sebastien Planche
Director
EMEA
Sebastien has more than 26 years’ experience in managing large scale improvement programs across multiple industries to accelerate and deliver impactful and sustainable transformations in safety, operations and sustainability. He builds high-performance teams, providing C-Level strategic advice and solutions to accelerate organization culture changes and results.
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Russell L. Cotton
North America Regional Director: ESG and Sustainability
North America
Russell has been in leadership roles and focused on delivering Consulting and ESG client solutions across multiple industries for the past 10 years and brings 18+ years of industry and consulting experience in heavy asset-intensive sectors.
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Vinod C M
India Principal: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Vinod leads the Operations Excellence practice for dss+ in India. He brings over 2 decades of consulting experience working with companies in chemicals, automobile, cement, textiles and heavy engineering sectors across areas like throughput/productivity improvement, cost optimisation, operations due diligence, maintenance & reliability improvement and management operating systems.
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Gerhard Bolt
Sub-Sahara Africa Principal
Gerhard holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with 15+ years of experience in energy and carbon management. He has advised multi-nationals on their carbon tax, energy efficiency and decarbonisation strategies and has recently turned his focus to the development of transformational sustainability roadmaps and nature-based carbon solutions.
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Jan Teuwen
Netherlands / Belgium Principal: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
As Cluster Leader for Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Jan is managing client accounts and the BeNeLux team to protect lives, improve operations & deliver sustainability at clients' sites.
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Oscar Yu
China Manager: Agriculture, Food and Beverage
Oscar brings experience across end-to-end service industry, with focus on client experience, people leadership capability building and development and business integration, leveraging digital learning blended solutions in a consulting approach to help organizations meet the constantly evolving expectations of their customers, partners and stakeholders across Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand to eventually optimize operation excellence.