Komal Mistry has worked for Fonterra for nearly 10 years and is currently Fonterra’s global business unit Director of Sports & Active Lifestyle based in Singapore. In this role she leads Fonterra’s protein, probiotics and speciality ingredients portfolio within the $US 200b health and wellness market. Her role spans across Europe, USA & APAC regions.
In her previous role she was the General Manager of Fonterra Ventures responsible for building new revenue streams globally for Fonterra and prior to that she held various finance and commercial roles across Fonterra’s Consumer business.
Prior to joining Fonterra, Komal worked for Deloitte across both the London and New Zealand offices. Komal is both a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand as well as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. She was named New Zealand’s Young Executive of the Year in the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards.
"Right from early on in my career, I've often been the only female in the room. I think when you're different, whether that's gender, or generation, or ethnic background, that means that you have a different perspective. I definitely view that now as a real positive because you come with a different voice that ultimately adds value to the business and to the team that you're in."
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