Andrew Powell

Dr Andrew Powell is the CEO of Asia BioBusiness Pte. Ltd., a global consultancy focussing on the agriculture and food sectors. Projects have included agri-food sector policy, food security, agtech and food tech, and management of open innovation systems for clients from the private and public sectors, as well as civil society. Andrew is a Senior International Industry Advisor to Edinburgh Innovations, the commercialisation arm of Edinburgh University and a mentor for The Yield Lab Asia Pacific and Big Idea Ventures agri-foodtech accelerators in Singapore. Andrew graduated from the University of Edinburgh with honours in Biology and obtained his PhD. from the University of Calgary. He has held research and academic positions at the University of Guelph, the National Institute for Health Sciences in Tokyo and Tsukuba, and the National University of Singapore. Andrew was a member of the Alberta Government’s Research and Innovation Advisory Committee (ARIAC) from 2017-2019.