Luis Fenandez - Member
Luis Fernandez is currently Vice President of Global Applications at Tate & Lyle. He is currently based in Europe.
He leads the worldwide application development in a variety of categories including bakery, confectionery, beverages, dairy, fruit, convenience foods, meat, pharmaceutical and personal care. The application teams formulate process and evaluate finished products by creating solutions with Tate & Lyle specialty ingredients: starches, hydrocolloids, fibers, compounds, sweeteners, health promoting ingredients and functional systems. After graduating in Biochemistry (6 years) at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Luis completed a post-degree in Food Science (2 years) at the same University.
Luis has spent more than 23 years in the food ingredient sector (Sanofi Bio Industries, DuPont Protein Technologies, Rhodia Food, Danisco, Cargill). He has worked on various assignments from technical service, applications, development to research.
He was born in Argentina and has lived in Europe over the last 10 years. Luis is married to Berta and has three daughters: Paula, Sofia and Florencia. Luis is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (from 2009) and a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (from 2010). His management style is based on building consensus and holding the team accountable
Luis is a senior lecturer, chairman and judge member in several European, North American, Latin American and Global events.
Luis is passionate about the food industry profession and the challenges that we have ahead.