Head of Venture Capital, SnackFutures
Tapan leads Venture Capital activity for Mondelēz International’s SnackFutures innovation and venture hub. He came to Mondelēz International from Pepsico where he was Principal within the Ventures Group. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Tapan was a Director at AF Ventures (AccelFoods), where he was active in sourcing and managing investments, as well as guiding marketing strategy for the fund and its portfolio companies. He started his career at Glaceau and went on to marketing and leadership roles at the Campbell Soup Co. and Energy Kitchen. Tapan received a bachelor’s from Villanova University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Snacking truly has become the fourth meal occasion and this moderated panel will explore its future! Listen and learn as four experts discuss traditional and emerging/innovative ways to identify trends and gather insights—and then apply them to new product development and the overall category. Panelists include Brigette Wolf, Vice President, Global Head of Mondelez International SnackFutures; Katrina Borisjuk, Brand Lead, Dirt Kitchen Snacks; Lori Herman, Senior Manager, Insights & Analytics, Mondelēz International; and Tapan Shah, Director of Venture Capital, Snack Futures; Mondelēz International. Leading this dynamic discussion is Laura Shulman, Founder, President of Food Future Strategies.