January 31st, 2018, Wageningen, The Netherlands
NutriLeads announces that Annick Mercenier will join Nutrileads’ management team as Chief Innovation Officer on February 1st, 2018.
Annick brings very relevant experience (microbiology, mucosal immunology, allergy, probiotics/functional ingredients) and a broad international network to NutriLeads. After a postdoctoral position at the ETH of Zurich, she joined the first French biotechnology company, Transgène S.A.. After 14 years at Transgène S.A., she set up the Department of Microbiology of Ecosystems at the Institut Pasteur de Lille. In 2002, she took a Group Leader position in the Nutrition and Health Department of the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was successively in charge of the Functional Microbiology, Allergy and Host-Microbe Interaction groups, and built and led the Gut Ecosystem department before retiring from Nestlé in January 2018.
Annick obtained her PhD in at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is co-inventor of more than 50 patents and authored more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Ruud Albers, CEO of NutriLeads, indicates: “We are very happy that Annick will join Nutrileads as she brings a wealth of expertise and experience, an enormous network and the mind-set, drive and energy that will help Nutrileads to succeed”.
Annick Mercenier, CIO of Nutrileads, comments “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join this very dynamic and skilled team and I am strongly motivated to contribute to the success of NutriLeads”.