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Dr. John O'Brien

Nestlé Research Centre
Deputy Head
Predictive analytics in the manufacture of safer foods

Dr John O’Brien is Deputy Head of the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne and Leader of the Nestlé Food Safety & Integrity Research Programme. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and previously held a number of senior posts with the Danone Group in Paris including Head of Food Safety and Head of Corporate Scientific Affairs. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), Europe and a member of the Board of Trustees of ILSI International. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Food Safety & Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, a Council Member of Campden BRI, a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Northern Ireland Centre for Food & Health at the University of Ulster.

He has held academic posts at the University of Surrey and University College Cork and was the founding editor of the leading food journal Trends in Food Science & Technology. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, UK.

John O’Brien’s training was in toxicology, food chemistry and food science and he is a graduate of University College, Cork, Ireland and the University of Surrey, UK. He completed business courses at INSEAD and at the London Business School.

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