Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, UAVs, mobile technology and Artificial Intelligence and working with the private sector. The Accelerator received an award as ’10 Most Innovative Companies 2017- Food’ by FastCompany.
Previously, Bernhard co-founded the award-winning ShareTheMeal app (SXSW Interactive innovation award 2016, MWC Glomo award, etc.), built up WFP’s Business Innovation (internal management consulting) team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies