Joined the Board in April 2012. Ajai has a PhD in Food Science from the University of Maryland, USA and an MBA from Rollins College, Florida, USA. Ajai’s food science background and career in research and development in global food and beverage companies provides the Board with detailed technical knowledge and insights into market perceptions, nutrition and food and regulatory trends relevant to the speciality food ingredients business. His experience in the Asia Pacific region is of particular benefit as we continue to focus on growth in emerging markets. He was President – Research, Development and Product Integrity and a member of the Executive Board of Koninklijke Numico N.V. from 2003 to 2007. Prior to this, Ajai held various management positions with The Coca-Cola Company, culminating in Senior Vice President Technical, The Minute Maid Company. Ajai is currently a non-executive director of Olam International Limited, Britannia Industries Limited, Firmenich SA, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
Member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.