Marc Donaldson is the Executive Director of the Cocoa Association of Asia, the leading industry organisation representing the regions Cocoa, Chocolate processors and associated companies. Previously Marc was the Senior Partner at On The Ball Consulting, specializing in Cocoa, Chocolate and related areas. Marc has over 30 years of experience in the development and marketing of cocoa and chocolate products, 20 of which have been in Asia. Previously he has held senior executive posts at Delfi Cocoa (now acquired by Barry Callebaut)) where he was President and Head of Europe and also Director of Cocoa Sustainability, Heritage Fine Chocolates Pte, where he was CEO and Head of Innovation and Barry Callebaut where he was Managing Director for Asia Pacific from 1997 - 2007. Marc has in depth knowledge of cocoa & chocolate as commodities, manufacturing and process knowledge, R&D innovation, cocoa sustainability, yield development & project management, he also has hands on experience of M&A in Asia, in particular China and India.