PepsiCo’s Khan joins Applied DNA Sciences’ strategic advisory board

January 4, 2017

Applied DNA Sciences, a provider of DNA-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-theft technology, product genotyping, and product authentication solutions, has announced that Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo’s vice chairman and chief scientific officer, global research and development, has joined the company’s strategic advisory board.

Khan leads PepsiCo’s research and development efforts, creating innovations in food and beverage product development, delivery, packaging, and production technology. He also oversees PepsiCo’s global “Performance with Purpose” agenda, focused on improving health and wellbeing through the products it sells; protecting the planet by reducing the environmental footprint of the company’s operations and supply chain; and empowering people and social development around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Khan’s keen scientific insight and robust commercial experience to help us grow our business in new and growing markets,” said James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA. “His decades of involvement in the global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as his depth of scientific innovation experience, are a perfect complement to Applied DNA as we expand our core vertical markets.”

Applied DNA Sciences formed its strategic advisory board in February 2016 to advance the company’s penetration of key market verticals with the assistance of globally recognized experts in their fields.

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