Adverse climate change and a rising population have been mounting stress on the global agriculture and food systems. In the near future, experts have estimated that there will be 40% LESS farmland and 20-30% LESS crop yield as urbanization continues to double worldwide. Continuing to feed the global population of 9 billion has become a critical agenda for leaders worldwide and a collective mission for international organizations. At Thai Wah Ventures, we aspire to be a catalyst for deep innovation to help improve the entire value chain from farm to shelf, working with start-ups, partners, suppliers and ecosytem innovators to help drive change and scalable innovative food systems.
Thai Wah Ventures prides itself in joining a global collective effort in the battle against the challenges set up today’s agriculture and food sector. We aim to emerge as Southeast Asia’s leading innovation platform for promising and scalable “Farm to Shelf” technologies with high potential to catalyze SEA’s Green Economy.
With extensive expertise in agriculture and food production, we seek to partner with thinkers and doers with the ambition and potential to build unique solutions and platforms that will bring about the change. As experts in agriculture and food in SEA, we are committed to discovering and supporting aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide with excellent ideas to redefine the future of food together with us. Fully backed by Thai Wah Public Company – listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET),
Thai Wah Ventures is enabled by the deep R&D, commercial, distribution and commercial capabilities of Thai Wah which is now present in 5 countries and 15 operations.
At Thai Wah Ventures, we are constantly on the look out for like-minded entrepreneurs, founders and teams to empower and catalyze the future of agriculture and food. Given the scope and breadth of Thai Wah’s B2B business across Asia Pacific
Help us tread new paths and break new ground to make the impossible possible. Partner with us today and start building a better tomorrow for everyone.
Naruemon is Thailand's leading pioneer in starch-based ingredients who is passionate about building a better world for the next generation. With over 30 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from Michigan State University, Naruemon currently leads Thai Wah's R&D business unit that operates and serves customers across
Asia. After spearheading the R&D innovation lab's initiation in Thailand, she now works alongside the National Science and Technology Development Agency, local and regional universities, and partner organizations across Asia, the US, and Europe to link and drive private sector and public sector strategic initiatives. She is passionate about building a better world for the next generation.
Ren Hua is currently Group CEO of Thai Wah Public Company Limited, responsible for developing the company's long-term vision as a leading plant-based ingredients and consumer foods company in SEA. The company has over 15 operations across five countries, driven by its commitment to creating innovation and value from farm to shelf. He was previously the Executive Director and Country Head, China for Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, helping position the group as the leading luxury brand in China. Ren Hua previously worked with Bain & Company Inc in New York, Hong Kong, and China. He currently serves on the board for Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, the advisory board for the Asia Pacific Agri-Innovation Summit, and the International Advisory Council for Singapore Management University. Ren Hua is also a mentor to the Kairos ASEAN society and is actively involved in entrepreneurship and venture capital activities. Ren Hua was nominated to be a part of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2018, and continues to be committed to developing solutions that will catalyze the SEA Green Economy, creating new platforms for shared value creation from farm to shelf.
Hataikan leads the Group Strategy, Innovation, and Farm Development for Thai Wah, where she provides strategic guidance to accelerates the organization's growth.
She has over 15 years of experience working across multiple industries, including Financial Services, Technology, Retail, and Business Consulting. Before joining Thai Wah, Hataikan was the Head of Strategy for Tesco, where she led and managed teams in defining strategic propositions through consumer needs and market opportunities. She since joined Thai Wah in 2019 and is currently advancing analytics and bio agri-tech innovations for the group in Southeast Asia to build sustainability from farm to shelf.
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