- Team leader Specialized Nutrition/Beverages applications, EU CTS, GBU FOOD
Since February 2016, Aurélie Mauray-Soulier, Ph.D, manages Roquette team working on Specialized nutrition & Beverages applications in the Customer Technical Service based at Lestrem.
She graduated from Food engineering school AgroParisTech with a Master of Science in Nutrition and completed her phD in 2009 at INRA Clermont-Ferrand/Theix, supported by Ferlux Mediolanum – a pharmaceutical company.
Dr. Michael De Marco
- Global Head Research & Development Human Nutrition and Pharma Solutions, Global Segment Marketing Nutrition & Health
- BASF SE, Nutrition & Health
Michael De Marco is the Global Head Research & Development Human Nutrition and Pharma Solutions. He worked at BASF in various positions since 2002, including several years in the USA.
His professional experience includes Product and Process Development, Global Key Account Management, Venture Capital Investments, Cooperate Projects and Business Management in different BASF Divisions. In his current role he is responsible for the research and development of new products, ingredients and solutions in the human nutrition and pharma industry.
BASF has merged the two business to strengthen the position as the only supplier in the industry with more than 150 years’ experience in the human nutrition and pharma industry.
Michael studied organic chemistry in Giessen, Germany and holds a PhD.
- Marketing Intelligence Specialist | Food & Sustainability Enthusiast
Johanna Tanhuanpaa works as a market analyst at Invenire, an independent strategic marketing company. Johanna has extensive experience in market intelligence and analysis projects, providing strategic insight for clients in the nutrition and ingredient industry. She has a special interest for sustainability issues in food production and is passionate about helping companies deliver business value through sustainability actions. Her background is in project management within food and environmental industries, and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Turku School of Economics (Finland).
- Keller and Heckman LLP
Katia Merten-Lentz is specialised in European, Belgian and French agri-food, environmental and cosmetics law.
Her team provides counselling and litigation services on regulatory, marketing (labeling, advertising, health and nutritional claims), safety and export and import issues (premarket approvals or clearances).
Katia is particularly known for her expertise regarding food innovations and bio-ethical discussions (plant and animal genetic modifications; use of nanomaterials, the regulation of “novel foods” and cloning).
Thanks to the global team and presence of Keller and Heckman, Katia’s team is ideally positioned to assist internationally active clients ex- and importing to the EU (and its member states), Asia and the Unites States.
- Senior Research Manager – R&D Nutrition & Health
Laetitia GUERIN-DEREMAUX is Senior Research Manager in the Nutrition & Health R&D team with more than 14 years of experience in nutrition at Roquette France. She is more specifically involved in the development of the nutritional data for Roquette’s fibers and proteins. In this position, she manages preclinical and clinical studies, confirming nutritional benefits of these ingredients through a scientific approach.
Her main fields of expertise are satiety and weight management, blood glucose management, colonic health and muscle development.
Laetitia has co-authored many scientific papers published in peer reviewed journals. She obtained an engineering degree in biology from the University of Technology of Compiègne (France) in 2002.
- Director, Adaptive Business Networks
- BASF SE, Nutrition & Health
Martin Stahljans is the Head of BASF Adaptive Business Networks in the Nutrition & Health Divison creating new business opportunities in collaboration with other innovative companies. Additionally, he is responsible for the digitalization of the division.
Before Martin took over this responsibility in October 2016, he held different strategy, marketing and consulting positions in BASF and in other multinational companies, working in different locations throughout Europe.
Martin studied Business Administration with a focus on Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Physics at University of Mannheim, Germany.
- Senior Business Developer Personalized Nutrition and Health
- TNO Healthy Living
After his study of human nutrition at Wageningen University, Mr. Clabbers started working for Numico (now Danone). In the following decade, he held several positions in the food industry where he, as a nutritional scientist, always worked closely together with sales and marketing. Optimizing communication to very diverse target groups, based on the intrinsic value of the products, the newest scientific knowledge, the market in question and the regulatory possibilities. In his last position before joining TNO in 2011, Clabbers was a member of the Global Nutrition Centre of the Hero Group and responsible for all scientific and regulatory affairs for the Benelux, with brands such as Hero, Friso Infant Nutrition, Bledina and Organix.
At TNO, he has been responsible for the business line Food and Health before starting as Senior Business Developer Personalized Nutrition and Health in 2015. In this role, Nard Clabbers has set up a large research program that looks at technical and social innovations to enable personalized nutrition through consumer empowerment. This research ecosystem is a unique public private partnership in cooperation with international companies and Wageningen University. This precompetitive research program is unique in two ways. It combines nutritional, behavioral and ICT sciences in a public-private consortium and includes all the partners that need each other to develop new business cases in the real world.View more
Pr. Barbara Stewart-Knox
- Professor of Psychology
- University of Bradford
Barbara Stewart-Knox is currently based within the Division of Psychology at the University of Bradford, UK. She achieved a degree in psychology followed by a PhD in food choice at Queens University Belfast, UK. She took up a post at the University of Ulster, UK, in 1994 and joined the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health in 1996 where she remained until 2013.
Barbara’s research interests continue to be focussed on understanding food-related behaviour, consumer food choice (including sensory factors), infant feeding attitudes, and, nutrient/ food-mediated psychological functions.
Her activities have involved participation in Food Standards Agency, Safefood and EU-funded research including the Zenith, Lipgene and Food4Me projects; all of which have employed triangulated designs to understand responses, both psychological and physiological, to food and nutrition in various populations.
- Senior Editor
- NutraIngredients, FoodNavigator & FoodNavigator-Asia
Shane Starling is the senior editor of NutraIngredients, FoodNavigator and FoodNavigator-Asia. He has been writing about the global food industry since 2001 on matters such as health claims, food marketing, food science, ingredient innovation and market trends. He has a degree in History and Literature from Curtin University in Perth, Australia and works from William Reed Business Media’s Montpellier office.
- Director Global Marketing, BASF Human Nutrition
- BASF SE
Simon Strauch is the Director of Global Marketing for BASF Human Nutrition. His experience is in both B2C and B2B Marketing and in B2B Sales.
He joined BASF in 2010 after working several years as a business and strategy consultant in Germany and the UK. He has worked in various Sales and Marketing positions in BASF’s Care Chemicals and Nutrition & Health divisions both in Asia and in Europe.
In his current role he is responsible for the Marketing of BASF Human Nutrition’s health ingredient portfolio. He holds a business degree from HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management and has studied in Germany, France and Switzerland.
- Specialized Nutrition Market Manager– GBU Food
Virginie TEICHMAN is ROQUETTE’s specialized nutrition global market manager.
She has a PhD in Nutrition, plus an engineer’s degree in Food Science and Technology.
Her wide experience includes market intelligence and R&D project leadership.
- Science Editor
- NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator
Will Chu is the science editor for NutraIngredients.com. Before joining William Reed, he worked as a science editor and journalist for B2B, B2C and corporate organisations, writing for digital and print publications. He has a degree in biological sciences and masters in journalism from Sheffield University.