Food 4.0

November 23, 2018


November 23, 2018

Rashmi Dalai


Rashmi started her career on Wall Street with time spent in both convertible bonds sales and trading at Goldman Sachs and structured derivative products at Lehman Brothers. She left to form her own healthcare consulting practice, and spent over a decade advising a wide range of clients from large university hospitals to start-ups on business and financial strategies. Her role included taking interim COO and CFO positions for clients managing periods of high growth or other business transitions.

In 2007, she began splitting her time between the US and Asia (China, Indonesia, and Singapore) and expanded her consulting business to include advisory on business communications strategies and global thought leadership. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was Head of Strategic Planning at Weber Shandwick, a global communications and PR firm, in Singapore.

Rashmi holds a Bachelors in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University with a concentration in International Finance and Banking. 

As Asia’s food producers aim to meet the demands of a growing population, they are also fighting against the “four horsemen” of climate change: increasing temperatures, decreasing rainfall, extreme adverse weather events and the environmental consequences of decades of intensive land use.

While these challenges pose a serious threat to the region’s food supply, they also create opportunities for innovation—from gene editing and laboratory-grown meat to crop surveillance by drones and satellites. Food companies, scientists and farmers in Asia are adopting agricultural innovation to support their markets.

How regional players are innovating to overcome Asia’s challenges holds lessons for global audiences. To examine their views and approaches, the EIU surveyed agriculture and food executives in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Download article Food 4.0: Leveraging food innovation in Asia to learn more>


In order to understand the systemic concerns regarding Asian food system, we explore on 2 key questions in the Food 4.0: The future of food innovation in Asia report: 

  • Which trends are driving innovations in Asia's food system? 
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for policymakers and the private sector in managing these trends? 

Download report Food 4.0: The future of food innovation in Asia  for more details>

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