Staff Profile

Christian Pena
Business Manager
Food Innovation

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Christian Pena


BSc Econ International Politics & the Third World, University of Wales, UK
MSc, Technology & Innovation Management, University of Sussex, UK


Working with project leaders and industry representatives to identify opportunities to apply Plant & Food Research science to deliver benefit to customers and New Zealand.


2015-2016 Business Development Manager, Institute of Environmental Science & Research, New Zealand
2012-2015 Newton Fund Manager, UK Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, Chile
2009-2012 Director, Finnish Innovation & Technology Group, Chile
2007-2009 Business Development Manager, FINPRO, Chile
2006-2007 Science & Innovation Analyst, Advansis Ltd, Finland