Kenneth Côté is the Vice President Food, North America for SGS. As VP, Ken is responsible for overseeing financial and operational growth for the food and dietary supplement testing business within the US and Canada as well as securing any growth capital needed for expansion. Prior to joining SGS, Ken spent 15 years at Intertek growing the Agriculture and Food verticals globally while working his way up from a local Grain Inspector to Operations Coordinator and finally ending his tenure as the Director, North America Food & Agriculture USA.
Ken earned his MBA with a concentration in International Business in 2021, and a BS in Accounting and Finance with a Minor in Marketing graduating Cum Laude all from Southern New Hampshire University.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys the Great Outdoors. You can find him hiking, mountain biking and fishing with his boys. Ken is originally from New Orleans, LA where he owns, operates, and invests in several small to medium sized businesses.
Sonny Brar is currently working as the Global Vice President of Quality Assurance and Occupational Health & Safety for the second largest manufacturer of baked goods in North America-Fiera Foods. His role ensures overall compliance with quality assurance, food safety and workplace health, safety and law regulations. He oversees regulatory compliance for North America, Japan, and Mexico. And also teaches Food Safety and Centre for Disease Control at York University. Previously to this, he had similar leadership and executive roles for Corporate IKEA, Corporate Maple Leaf Foods, Corporate ToysRUs and BabiesRUs and Corporate Sobeys Canada.
Deepak is a consulting and market research professional with over 8 years of work experience. He has worked on projects in the lines of strategic planning, new product developments, growth strategies, pricing, and forecast. He has worked as senior research analyst for food & beverages, and agriculture domain, and has worked with fortune 500 clients across a range of custom and consulting assignments.
Vinod has been working with Market intelligence companies for 9+ years, primarily with Food & Beverage, Ingredients companies as Business Development head. At Marketsandmarkets, he is the part of Food & Beverage BD team, he helps global companies see through disruptions and thrive on newer revenue opportunities by providing high growth niche use cases that enables them to stay relevant to their customers and contribute to their YoY revenue growth.