The Ayadee Foundation
The Ayadee Foundation has recently been re-launched as a cross between a think tank and a technology incubator, a “do tank” with a focus on using technology to make a global impact in the food and agriculture sector.
This year our board of directors has decided that Food Waste will be our focus, and although this is not the only area of FoodTech and AgriTech we will look at we have established our Food Waste Lab as the center of this initiative.
Our first food waste focused event was the virtual Hackathon to Strengthen Food Supply Chains in May 2020, which brought together approximately 100 participants from 30 countries and five continents, with nearly a 50/50 balance of female/male participation, developing 15 solutions to issues related to food waste and food supply chains.
Our output of media is expanding, with our initial output focused on interviews that we post on the Ayadee Foundation YouTube Channel.
Meet The Team
Meet the people behind Ayadee Foundation
Having prior experience of not-for-profits for over 15 years, helped several foundations raise funds for humanitarian causes. He is also founder and CEO of Focal Haus, a creative and digital agency based in Istanbul and the US, and Co Managing Partner of Radiant Inks, an ecological textile inks producer based in Serbia.
Meet the people who add immense value to Ayadee Foundation
Kimberly (Kim) Gorton is President & CEO of Slade Gorton & Company, Inc., a manufacturer and primary distributor of premium fresh and frozen seafood products sold broadly within retail and foodservice channels throughout North America. With a legacy as America’s original seafood family, she represents the third generation at Slade Gorton. Kim is passionate about making wholesome, delicious and sustainable food more accessible to all by bringing seafood from around the world to America’s table. Kim has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of both the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), and currently serves as an officer on the NFI board. She is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Kim holds a B.A. in Political Science and Fine Arts from Colby College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts and is the proud mother of three college aged children.
Ergem Şenyuva Tohumcu
Ergem Şenyuva Tohumcu is a sustainability expert, environmentalist, faculty member and entrepreneur. She founded and grew Turkey’s award-winning sustainable living platform Yesilist.com, which today reaches millions of people. Ergem is a sustainable supply chain and sustainability marketing consultant. She is a climate leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, member of BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders Network and is a fellow at Royal Society of Arts and Commerce. She recently co-founded Turkey Mozaik Foundation, a UK based grant-giving institution to charities working in the domain of gender equality, children, education, women and environment. She is a faculty member at Fordham University’s London Centre, where she lectures on sustainability marketing and strategy at Gabelli School of Business.