Richard Black

Principal at Quadrant D Consulting

Richard Black, Ph.D., is a principal at Quadrant D Consulting and most recently served as vice president of Global Nutrition Sciences PepsiCo, where he led the development of a nutrition strategy that fueled PepsiCo's innovation and portfolio transformation through nutrition science. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dr. Black worked for Mondeléz International, where he served as vice president, Nutrition, and chief nutrition officer. Dr. Black brings a wealth of leadership and technical expertise from the consumer packaged and pharmaceutical industries. In his 25-year career, Dr. Black has also held nutrition and health and wellness leadership positions at Nestlé, Kellogg's, Novartis, and Kraft with a focus on carbohydrate, dairy, sports nutrition, micro/macro ingredients and gut health/microbiome. In addition, Dr. Black was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Nutrition Sciences, and he currently is an adjunct professor of the practice at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Dr. Black also served on Health Canada advisory panels, developing policies on health claims and addition of micronutrients in food. He holds his Ph.D. in psychology of eating behavior and has two B.S. degrees, one in chemistry and the other in psychology, both from McMaster University.

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