Dr Vivienne Hunt

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

With 30 years’ experience in the food and nutrition sectors in New Zealand, Europe and Asia, Vivienne is our go-to expert for food and beverage exporters. 

Based in Singapore since 2012, she has worked in the food and nutrition sectors with marketing and management roles in a number of countries, with a focus on South East Asia in the last five years. 

Vivienne knows what it takes to commercialise a product and can help New Zealand companies navigate the requirements of importing food in the region, and provide insights into the business environment.

With a background in applied science, research management and commerce, much of her career has focused on the development of collaborations that bridge the interface between industry and academia.

Before setting up her own consultancy in Singapore, Vivienne worked at Abbott Nutrition R&D Asia Pacific, managing partnership development in the region. 

Vivienne has a keen interest in helping New Zealand companies succeed. Up until December 2018 she was President of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore, where she chaired an executive board fostering business engagement for New Zealand companies operating in Asia.

She received her PhD in Management and International Business from the University of Auckland, and is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Advisory areas

Public health research, nutrition led interventions, food health claims, quality assurance, clinical trials, market research design, medial apps/diagnostic devices

Sector experience

Agritech, biotech, education, dairy, health, meat (red meat and poultry), natural products.


Vivienne has experience working in Singapore, India, Viet Nam and Indonesia.

Vivienne Hunt