Executive Advisory Board Members 2019


We are grateful to members of the Vitafoods Europe Conference Executive Advisory Board (EAB), comprising some of the leading nutraceutical experts in the world.


The Vitafoods Europe Education Programme Industry Executive Advisory Board (members from private companies)

Pascale Fança-Berthon


Scientific Coordinator, Innovative Platform. Nutrition & Health - Personal Care 

Naturex S.A.

Dr. John Endres

Chief Scientific Officer

AIBMR Life Sciences

Dr. Joerg Gruenwald

Founder & President 

analyze & realize ag

Dr. Alvin Ibarra

Senior Scientist, Active Nutrition 


Samantha Maci

Senior Manager Scientific Affairs & Technical Services, Europe

Kemin Health Europe

Dr. Silvia Maggini

Senior Global Science Manager

Bayer Consumer Care AG

Thorsten Schmeller

Pharmacist, Head of Regional Marketing, Technical Sales & Application Labs, Nutrition & Health Division


Anne-Laure Tardy

Scientific & Regulatory Consultant

RNI Conseil

Dr. Rob Winwood

Scientific Communications Manager 

DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd

Dr. Ping Zhong

VP of Innovation, Global Flavors 


Rodolfo Brajcich

Global Innovation Manager for Consumer Care


Sandeep Gupta

VP – BD Strategic initiatives & Corporate Affairs

Geltec Private limited

The Vitafoods Europe Education Programme Academic Executive Advisory Board (members from academia, research institutes, industry / trade associations, NGOs and public sector)

Dr. Kirsten Brandt

Senior Lecturer, Food Quality & Health Research Group, Human Nutrition Research Centre, School of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development

Newcastle University

Prof. Catherine Field

Professor of Nutrition, Co-Director 

Cancer Research Institute

Faculties of Agriculture, Life and Environmental
Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

University of Alberta

Prof. Jason Halford

Institute of Psychology, Health & Society

University of Liverpool

Maryse Hervé

Managing Director 

The European Consulting Company (ECCO)

Dr. Paul Kroon

Research Leader

Institute of Food Research

Dr. Astrid Stuckleberger

Institute of Global Health,

Faculty of Medicine 

University of Geneva