Iseult Ward, CEO & Co-founder, FoodCloud
Iseult is co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud, an award-winning non-profit social enterprise. Launched in 2013 with co-founder Aoibheann O’Brien, FoodCloud offers two solutions to redistribute surplus food to its network of community groups and charity partners across Ireland. FoodCloud’s technology solution connects retailers with surplus or excess food directly to local community groups. While FoodCloud’s warehouse solution redistributes large quantities of surplus food from the supply chain to its network of community groups and charity partners across Ireland.
Since 2014, working in partnership with UK based Food Redistribution NGO FareShare, FoodCloud’s technology has enabled the redistribution of over 37,000 tonnes of surplus food, the equivalent of over 89 million meals to a network of over 9,000 community groups and charity partners across Ireland and the UK.
Iseult was awarded Trinity Business Student of the Year in 2013, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact award and Green Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. She is one of Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders. In 2016, Iseult secured Marie Claire’s Future Shapers Award and Women Mean Business Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. In 2017 Iseult was included on Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs European list, received a Humanitarian Award from the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, and was named the overall winner of the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In 2018 Iseult and Aoibheann received a Humanitarian Award from the Irish Red Cross.