Our Team

Jim Turnbull

Founder, Director and CEO of the Food Development Company and Director and Administrator at the Transylvania Food Company Srl. Although based in England he has been working in Romania since 2000 and visits Saschiz on a regular basis. He is Founder and Managing Director of Belmont Management Consultants Ltd. Further details and a full CV can be found on www.bmc-ltd.com or by viewing his profile on LinkedIn.





Sir Norman Murray Pringle Bt

Founder, Director, Company Secretary and CFO of the Food Development Company Ltd and Founder and Managing Director of Salama Ltd. He is a Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Secretary, Chartered Governance Professional and Certified Management Consultant. He has been an Associate Consultant with Belmont Management Consultants Ltd since 2003, working on the Government Business Link scheme assisting business start-ups and with the preparation of business plans for various commercial and development organisations. He has worked for many years as consultant and/or team leader with high-profile organisations in the food, ecological-tourism and development areas, specialising in strategic and financial planning. This has included the business plan for the Transylvania Food Company. Further details and a full CV can be found on www.bmc-ltd.com or by viewing his profile on LinkedIn.


Sanyi Doczi

joined the Transylvania Food Company management team in January 2016 as Production Manager. He has a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the Technical University in Cluj-Napoca and also experience supervising the construction of agricultural facilities, and as of late, managing the stock and verifying the quality of incoming grain, implementing the storage and controlling stock.





Adela Decker

joined the Transylvania Food Company management team in May 2016 as Assistant Administrator. She has a background in logistics and production planning and is fluent in Romanian, German and English.





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Eduard Cudric

joined the Transylvania Food Company management team in July 2016. Initially part-time and Bucharest-based, he will assist our Sales & Marketing efforts. He has a Masters in Economics with a focus in Project Management from the Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) in Bucharest. He also holds a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) from University of Cambridge.



Diana Cristea

is working part-time preparing our statutory accounts, our IFRS financial management accounts and reports and all other HR-related issues. After graduating in Economics & Tourism from Braşov University, she joined the Transylvania Food Company management team in July 2012 as Assistant Administrator and was promoted to General Manager in 2014. Her studies to become a qualified accountant have continued on the job and in November 2015 she became part-time in order to establish her own company, with TFC as her first client.




Juliet Turnbull

is UK based and works part-time for the Food Development Company. She is responsible for our Etsy on-line shop as well as the UK-based events and  she has a background in on-line sales of her own craft products. Prior to this she has been in retail and pub management.





Edwin Vera

A shareholder in the Food Development Company and our Project Manager for the Latin America region. He is also co-founder of Veritas (Socio-economic Development & Technology) Limitada in Chile. He has over 30 year experience in integrated rural development in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and has been an adviser and associate consultant with BMC Ltd since 2009. He is responsible for developing opportunities for the Food Development Company in Central and South America and is equally fluent in English and Spanish.


OUR ADVISERS

Maurice Pullen is an adviser to, and shareholder in, the Food Development Company. He has a background in international insurance and advises TFC on insurance matters.

Peter Clarke is an adviser to, and shareholder in, the Food Development Company. He has a background in horticulture production and marketing.