Director of Food and Nutrition R&D, Ingredia

Alain Baniel

Alain Baniel has been working in the nutrition research and food industry for more than 20 years. After a PhD in Food Sciences from the University in Nantes, France and a postdoc from Guelph University in Canada, he joined the Nestlé’s subsidiary Proteika as Scientific Director for 10 years. In 2007 he created and managed for 4 years a company specialised in the development and distribution of micronutrition for clinical and sport nutrition.
He is currently the Director of Food and Nutrition R&D at Ingredia. He is responsible for the implementation and coordination of a global research program that develops and investigates a portfolio of milk ingredients for the food and nutrition industries in relation to their functional and health benefits. Among different research programs, he takes a particular interest in the understanding of the digestion behaviours of proteins and its impacts to develop appropriate formula for specific nutritional needs.