Klaeri Schelhowe

Executive Director

Trust Alliance New Zealand (TANZ)

Klaeri has worked for over two decades in technology companies focused on product identification and traceability with a strong involvement in the complexities of the food supply chain. Through her recent work as Delivery Director for the Trust Alliance New Zealand (TANZ) she has seen the amazing potential for the application of new technology to reduce costs and eliminate friction in the global supply chain for food products. Developing solutions to easily enable sharing of information in a trusted and permissioned manner within the supply chain is her current key focus area. Klaeri brings a broad knowledge of the value chain for FMCG, food processing and the supply chain, with a strong focus on data management, manufacturing process, and end-user engagement. She has comprehensive experience working for international corporations within the technology industry with strong competence in complex business operations, process optimisation and continuous improvement, working internationally and running diverse teams spread across multiple countries. Currently, Klaeri is leading several workstreams for TANZ such as Digital Identity, Digital Farm Environmental Planning, and IoT Sensor Networks for Sustainable Farming. This work is complementary to the work she is performing with the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI), Department of Internal Affairs, and for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. As a selected technical advisor Klaeri is part of the Data Reference Group and the Geospatial Working Group of AgriTech NZ. Internationally she is taking an active role in the UN/WHO-driven Food System Summit/Dialogue.