The Team



Jean-Charles Guinot

Jean-Charles Guinot

Cities Engagement Manager Food Initiative


Role at the Foundation

JC Guinot is the Cities Engagement Manager for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Food initiative, launched in June 2019.

He is based in London and oversees the engagement of 20+ cities across the world on their journey to a circular economy for food. JC works closely with the three Flagship Cities, London, New York, and São Paulo. The aim of the three year mobilisation phase is to illustrate the application of the circular food vision in diverse urban contexts with the showcase of replicable, real-world solutions that create significant economic, health, and environmental benefits.


Jean Charles has lived and worked in eight different countries and has ten years of experience in business development and commercial management across the UK/Europe, US, and South America. He holds a BSc in International Business from the ESC Rouen, France. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and English, and possesses an excellent knowledge of Portuguese.

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