R&D Director – Biotechnology & Biosourcing at unilever
Expertise | New technology development, Science and Technology development, Partner and customer engagement, IP protection and deal architecture
In 24 years at Unilever, has successfully commercialised of a range of new ingredients with suppliers in our product portfolio. Awarded Unilever scientist of the year in 2016/17. Most recent innovation from idea through to commercial scale and landing in the market was the biosurfactant, Rhamnolipid, first launched into Latin America portfolio in 2019. Inventor on 45+ patents. Holds advisory posts on external boards in Industrial Biotechnology (European Union, Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council etc). In 2018 became a non executive board director for the newly established National Biofilms Innovation Centre in the UK that links the community of researchers across academia, SME and corporate bodies.