Lynda Deakin


Partner and CEO of IDEO, a design company with over 700 employees worldwide, Deakin leads the team focused on design for the global food system. With over 20 years’ experience, Deakin helps clients identify growth opportunities and address system bottlenecks, whether by creating strategic development platforms or empowering them to address a wide variety of challenges within their own businesses. Lynda has worked with large companies such as ConAgra, Whitewave Foods and The Hershey Company, as well as small start-ups and other organizations. Deakin believes that design is a tool that can help build a more sustainable food system worldwide.