Weitze Ooi is driven by passion to create a circular economy. He founded a new corporate venture based on Dole's Zero Fruit Waste mission that focuses on upcycling by transforming fruit waste into various high value products from enzymes to fruit extracts. Weitze also heads the Global B2B business in Dole that manages exports of these products to over 50 countries. Prior to Dole, Weitze was a food commodity trader in Itochu Corporation (Tokyo) and he was one of the cofounding members who completed the Dole business acquisition (approx. US$1.7bn) and set up the Dole Global headquarters in Singapore.
Weitze will be part of the Active Lifestyle Nutrition / Protein Innovation / Men’s Health session on Day 2.