Santa Clara, CA — The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Forum has appointed Dr. Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo executive vice-president and chief scientific officer, to its advisory board.
“The CTO Forum’s efforts benchmarking technologies and strategies that address global challenges facing business, society and quality of life are making a significant impact,” Khan says. “In so many ways, the CTO Forum serves the same purpose as our global R&D organization at PepsiCo, which is equally committed to global best practice exchanges across process, technology and product innovations critical to the future of PepsiCo.”
PepsiCo reports Khan has led development of nutrition platforms, including fruits and vegetables, dairy, baked grains, hummus and other fresh dips since he began working there in 2007. In addition to his role at PepsiCo, Khan is currently governor of the New York Academy of Sciences and is a member of the State of Illinois Innovation Council and the Board of the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation.
Before joining PepsiCo, Khan was president, Takeda Global Research & Development Center. He has also served as a consultant endocrinologist and faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, where he was director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutrition Trials Unit in the division of endocrinology.