Dr. Ir. Jan A Weststrate is Senior Vice President R&D for PepsiCo’s Nutrition Category since September 2017. Previously, from January 2015, he was Senior Vice President R&D Global Functions, Governance & Compliance and from 2011-2014 he oversaw the R&D agenda in PepsiCo’s diverse growth markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Before joining PepsiCo Dr. Weststrate spent 22 years with Unilever. He received his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands and he is also a (co-)author of 85 publications in peer reviewed journals in human nutrition and food science.
Dr. Weststrate is a Board Member of the New York Academy of Sciences Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and of the Choices International Foundation.