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Photo of Emilie Vanpoperinghe - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Emilie Vanpoperinghe

Co-founder, Oddbox

Oddbox is a sustainable fruit and veg box tackling food waste. Oddbox rescues delicious fresh fruit and veg which is deemed ‘too big’, ‘too ugly’, the ‘wrong’ colour, or ‘too many’ from going to waste.

A supply-led model, Oddbox partners with growers throughout the UK to box up and deliver this ‘too odd’ or ‘too many’ produce to a food waste fighting community across the UK.

With every box its community reduces food waste, saves CO2 and water.

Since its inception in 2016, the business has distributed over 5 million boxes, with its community rescuing a combined 30,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and veg.

Emilie has over 15 years’ project and team management experience in Fortune 500 companies (3M and BT) across the globe. She was previously Director of Finance & Operations for Girl Effect, an international NGO set up by the Nike Foundation, working in developing countries to empower adolescent girls to reach their potential.

Before that, she worked close to 10 years in finance in the corporate sector in France, India and the UK.

Emilie is originally from northern France and has been in the UK for the past 10 years. Her grandparents were potato farmers and so she knows what it takes to grow fresh produce.