VP, Global Nutrition and Open Innovation, Tate & Lyle

Dr Kavita Karnik, M.Med.Sci., PhD

Dr Kavita Karnik is the Vice President of Global Nutrition and Open Innovation at Tate & Lyle. In this capacity, she provides leadership in Innovation and Commercial Development unit on nutrition science and is involved in new product development and providing credible scientific support for new and existing products by leading a strategic nutrition science research and education program. She is also responsible for exploring Open Innovation opportunities in Europe that are of strategic relevance to Tate & Lyle’s current business and future expansion.

Dr Karnik has previously held various global roles in nutrition and health related commercial environment for multinational corporations such as Unilever, Pfizer and Nestle. She has been involved in academic research by holding various academic positions at University of Surrey, UK; University of Derby, UK ; Cranfield University, UK and Institute of Clinical Research, India.

Dr Karnik recently served as the Chair of Eating Behaviour and Energy Balance Expert Group within ILSI Europe. After completing a degree in Medicine from India, Dr Karnik received her Masters and PhD in Nutrition from the University of Sheffield, UK. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education.