Tate and Lyle, United Kingdom
Dr Kavita Karnik is the Head of Nutrition, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at Tate & Lyle. In this capacity, she is responsible for the nutrition science function which provides credible scientific support to the ingredient portfolio through a strategic nutrition science research and education program. She also leads the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs group which is responsible for global regulatory approvals and claims strategy for new and existing products.
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 positions at University of Surrey, UK; University of Derby, UK ; Cranfield University, UK and Institute of Clinical Research, India. 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.