Dr. Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and Professor, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, has accepted a position as the Dr. Kerry Litzenberg Chair in Sales & Economics and Director of the Weston Agrifood Sales Program at Texas A&M University!
Simon joined U of G and was appointed to Arrell Chair in 2018. Over this time he has played an instrumental role in research and teaching. Simon is a trusted advisor in agri-food value chains, food business and international market development. He has guided students to become future food leaders, provided critical insights in the media, presented and helped build the platforms for events like the Arrell Food Business and Technology Forum and the Arrell Food Summit, and has been U of G’s campus lead on Canada’s Food Price Report… to name a few! His work has helped elevate the reputation of U of G as Canada’s Food University.
The AFI team wishes Simon all the best and thanks him for his knowledge, expertise and impact he has made on improving global food systems in this role! Simon’s last day is August 31.