Arrell Chair in the Business of Food
Dr. Simon Somogyi is the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and Director of the Longo’s Food Retail Laboratory in the School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.
He was previously an Associate Professor in Agri-food Value Chain Management in the Department of Business & Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Agribusiness in the School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia. He has a PhD in Agribusiness Marketing from the University of Adelaide, Australia and he is a teacher and researcher in the area of agri-food value chains, food business and international market development.
Over the past decade he has lead and contributed to research and development value chain projects in countries such as China, Japan, Australia, Pakistan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya and Canada. Most of these projects involve creating and delivering consumer driven food supply chains, linking members of the chain from input supply and primary production to retail, particularly in the beverage, seafood and horticulture sectors. These projects generally result in more efficient food supply chains that create and deliver more food with less waste, with more profitability & economic sustainability for all members of the chain. He has appeared in print, radio and TV media outlets such as The Globe & Mail, The Hill Times, Maclean’s, CTV, CBC, Global News, Canadian Press, National Post and The Financial Post. He also provides consulting services to the private sector and federal and provincial Canadian governments and is active on Twitter as @SimonSomogyiAFI.