Ian Noble

Professor Ian Noble, Senior RDQ Director, Mondelez International and Head of Bournville Technology Centre.

Ian Noble leads the Global Category Product Platforms Group for Chocolate and delivers the strategic innovation agenda for brands including Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and Milka around the world. He is additionally the site leader for the Bournville Global Technical Centre in Birmingham.

Prior to joining Mondelez, Ian led the Global Emerging Snacks Technology group for PepsiCo R&D where he was responsible for creating and delivering new technologies for emerging products. Ian joined PepsiCo in 2007 from Unilever he was latterly the Global FoodService Beverages R&D Director. He has enjoyed an international career working in many countries.

Ian is committed to strengthening the UK Food System’s technical agenda to enable greater productivity, growth and sustainability for this vital sector of the UK’s economy. He chairs the Food Innovation Network Advisory Board and is a member of several external advisory boards including the AgriFood Tech Leadership Council, Global Food Security Strategy and N8 AgriFood and Chairs the Food Sector KTN.

Ian holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering.

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