The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Michiel Bakker

Director of Global Food Services, Google

As the Director of Global Food Services Michiel Bakker leads Google’s world-renowned Food program, supporting all food service related activities and initiatives for Google’s global community. Bakker’s focus areas include developing new insights and evidence in how food experiences can enable individuals and teams to be their best short and long term, and developing internal and external global partnerships to explore and tackle the challenges and opportunities in the broader food systems. Prior to joining Google, Michiel spent 17 great years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in various roles. He led Starwood’s Food and Beverage in Europe, Africa and the Middle East where he drove operations and guided growth and development.

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