Mimica brings together scientists, designers and business builders

 
Solveiga Pakstaite, Founder & CEO Solveiga is the inventor of Mimica Touch. Her industrial design background means that she brings together creative problem solving with technical analysis while always considering how systems can work together.

Solveiga Pakstaite, Founder & CEO

Solveiga is the inventor of Mimica Touch. Her industrial design background means that she brings together creative problem solving with technical analysis while always considering how systems can work together.

Mandy Zammit, R&D Lead Mandy’s background is in sustainable chemistry. Her unique combination of scientific rigor and business acumen means that she creates a forward-thinking and agile research environment.

Mandy Zammit, R&D Lead

Mandy’s background is in sustainable chemistry. Her unique combination of scientific rigor and business acumen means that she creates a forward-thinking and agile research environment.

Giorgia Raci, Food Scientist Giorgia's background before joining Mimica was in food quality control labs so she takes a very thorough approach to running our lab tests at the Hydrocolloids Research Centre in Chester.

Giorgia Raci, Food Scientist

Giorgia's background before joining Mimica was in food quality control labs so she takes a very thorough approach to running our lab tests at the Hydrocolloids Research Centre in Chester.

 
 
Chiara Boni, Food Scientist Chiara is an experienced lab researcher and is the newest addition to the Mimica team. 

Chiara Boni, Food Scientist

Chiara is an experienced lab researcher and is the newest addition to the Mimica team. 

John Knechtel, Interim Chief Financial Officer Trained at McKinsey & company, serial entrepreneur

John Knechtel, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Trained at McKinsey & company, serial entrepreneur

Laurence Kayson, Chief Business Development Officer Since 1998, Laurence has held director and CEO roles for several successful business start-ups and product/brand launches, specialising in innovation for the world’s leading retailers & their supply chains.

Laurence Kayson, Chief Business Development Officer

Since 1998, Laurence has held director and CEO roles for several successful business start-ups and product/brand launches, specialising in innovation for the world’s leading retailers & their supply chains.

 

Company advisors

Professor Saphwan Al-Assaf Acting Director and Professor of Hydrocolloids & Analytical Chemistry at the Hydrocolloids Research Centre (University of Chester)

Professor Saphwan Al-Assaf

Acting Director and Professor of Hydrocolloids & Analytical Chemistry at the Hydrocolloids Research Centre (University of Chester)

Kate Blandford Previously head of packaging at Sainsbury’s and Partner at The Complete Brief

Kate Blandford

Previously head of packaging at Sainsbury’s and Partner at The Complete Brief

Monisha Saldanha Monisha Saldanha believes in good while making a profit. A Harvard Business School MBA graduate, Monisha has over 15 years experience in marketing and product development in start-ups and a range of socially conscious brands including eBay, Jamie Oliver, and the Guardian.  In 2004, she co-founded the social enterprise Momaya Press to encourage people around the world to read and write short stories.  

Monisha Saldanha

Monisha Saldanha believes in good while making a profit. A Harvard Business School MBA graduate, Monisha has over 15 years experience in marketing and product development in start-ups and a range of socially conscious brands including eBay, Jamie Oliver, and the Guardian.  In 2004, she co-founded the social enterprise Momaya Press to encourage people around the world to read and write short stories.  

Mason Sinclair Mason is an adviser to high potential London based businesses in the areas of innovation strategy, commercialization and access to finance and funding. He assists businesses in developing and delivering new products, services and processes through InnovateUK and EU’s innovate2succeed programs.

Mason Sinclair

Mason is an adviser to high potential London based businesses in the areas of innovation strategy, commercialization and access to finance and funding. He assists businesses in developing and delivering new products, services and processes through InnovateUK and EU’s innovate2succeed programs.