Director, Google Food

Michiel Bakker is an international Food & Beverage professional with over 23 years of global experience in food and beverage operations, creating and building out partnerships, hotel F&B development and openings, as well as general hotel, service and food & beverages operations.

As the Director of Global Food Services (based in Mountain View, CA) Bakker leads Google’s world-renowned Food program, supporting all food service related activities and initiatives for Google’s global community. Bakker’s focus areas include developing new insights and evidence in how food experiences can enable individuals and teams to be their best short and long term, and developing internal and external global partnerships to explore and tackle the challenges and opportunities in the broader food systems.