- Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Nutrition Communication
- BENEO Institute
Anke Sentko graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany in 1982 with a diploma in Nutrition and Economy. After a time as employee at SÜDZUCKER in Research & Development and food legislation (1982 – 1990) she set up her consultancy SentkoConsult GmbH.
Consulting in matters related to national, regional and international regulatory affairs and approval processes including the preparation of dossiers for Health Authorities and developing nutrition communication concepts accordingly became a key focus of her activities. At the same time, Anke Sentko became Regulatory Affairs Manager for Palatinit GmbH, Germany, responsible for approval processes of food ingredients, claims and pharmaceutical excipients.
When the BENEO-Group was established, in 2007, Mrs Sentko became Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Nutrition Communication for the BENEO Group with global responsibility.View more
The BENEO-Institute was founded in 2009, combining the know-how of nutrition science, communication and legislation.
Mrs Sentko is a frequent member of the German Delegation of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, Member of the German Food Law Association (BLL), Member of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), associate member of SEA-PHN (Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Network), member of the board of the Calorie Control Council (USA) and active in a number of other Associations and Societies in Europe and overseas.
- Segment Manager Special Sweeteners EMEA
Frank Maus is Segment Manager Sweetners at Cargill. Today he is responsible for the complete range of Sweeteners, from full to non-caloric and Polyols in EMEA.
Frank has more than 20 years of international experience in the Food Ingredient Industry . He started his Career in Germany with HOECHST AG and worked for various Multinational Companies around the Globe.
Graham MacGregor PhD
- MA, MB B Chir, FRCP, FAHA, FMedSci
- University of Cambridge
Graham MacGregor is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine (Barts & The London) and Honorary Consultant Physician at St George’s Hospital, London. He is a visiting Professor at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.
Professor MacGregor trained as a nephrologist but became interested in blood pressure control mechanisms, particularly related to the renin-angiotensin system, the mechanisms whereby salt puts up blood pressure. He has published more than 400 scientific articles on various aspects of blood pressure and cardiovascular medicine.
In 1996 he set up an action group on salt, Consensus Action on Salt and Health, to try and get the food industry to add less salt to the food and thereby get a reduction in salt intake. This was very successful and resulted in the Food Standards Agency taking on the task of salt reduction. The UK is now leading the world in salt reduction.View more
He later set up World Action on Salt and Health, Blood Pressure UK, and most recently, Action on Sugar, an action group which aims to reduce added sugar in foods and soft drinks in the same way as has been done with salt.
Michael vom Dorp
- Technical Service Manager Specialty Sweeteners
Since 1990 Application Engineer and then Technical Service Manager at Maizena, Cerestar and at last Cargill in Krefeld with the main focus on dairy industry / ice cream / fruit processing.
Coordinator and later on Advisor in the Application Centre EMEA Dairy & Frozen Desserts. Currently Technical Service Manager for Specialty Sweeteners as Stevia, Erythritol and Trehalose for Cargill Starches and Sweeteners in EMEA.
Member of the ZDS’s ice cream committee since 1990 and chairman of the advisory board since 2001; Chairman of INTER-ICE organization committee since 2007.
Niamh Michail is a journalist for FoodNavigator.
Based in Montpellier, France, she writes about food and beverage product development, regulatory issues such as food labelling and big industry topics ranging from sustainability to public health.
Niamh has a degree in modern languages and European studies from the University of Birmingham in the UK.
- Head Chemist
- DouxMatok Ltd.
Ronit Romm is the Head Chemist at DouxMatok Ltd., a startup company whose vision is to allow the perception of greater sweetness upon the intake of sugars, making sugars taste sweeter than they already are.
Prior to that, Ms. Romm has acquired experience in water technologies at Water-Gen Ltd- a startup company developing machines that can produce water from air, where she served as Head of Chemistry. Throughout her work she took part in the development of various systems, including the development of a machine designated for water purification, in collaboration with the Israeli MOD and Ministry of Health.
Ms. Romm holds a B.Sc. in physics & Chemistry and MSc in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), bot graduated Cum Laude.
Ronit voluntarily co-founded and manages “S.M.A.R.T.”, a LinkedIn group established in the aim of helping students develop their career during and after their academic years.
- Communications Consultant
Sam Rowe is communications manager at UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and also runs her own small consultancy. Based in Brussels since 1997 she has over 30 years experience in the food and drink industry across a range of comms disciplines including corporate communications, b2b, crisis and issues management, reputation building and media.
Sam has previously held director positions with consultancies including Hill and Knowlton, Fleishman Hillard and Weber Shandwick. She holds a BA honours degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of London, Royal Holloway College and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Sandra Einerhand, PhD
- Founder Consultant Speaker
- Einerhand Science and Innovation
Dr Sandra Einerhand is the founder of Einerhand Science & Innovation BV (www.esi4u.nl), a service company providing nutritional solutions to infant formula and other food (ingredient) companies. Since the beginning of this year, she is also a partner of Nutrition Consultants Cooperative.
Before she spent half of her career as Science Program Director and Health & Nutrition Director in different food industries: Danone Nutricia Research (NL) 2011-2015, Tate & Lyle Ingredients (F) 2007-2011 and Lipid Nutrition (NL) 2004-2007.
During the first part of her career (1992-2004) she worked as assistant and later as associate professor (AMC, Amsterdam, NL and ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, NL, respectively) specialized in prevention and treatment of several gastrointestinal diseases and published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals. The most recent published book chapter on the topic of this webinar is: Einerhand, S. Stevia Product Benefits and Innovation Challenges in Sugar Reduction, Book chapter 6. In: Stevia: From Field to Fork – proceedings of the 9th Stevia Symposium. Ed: J. Geuns. 2016, p68-82.View more
She studied Chemistry in Amsterdam and has a PhD in Life Sciences (1992).
She has more than 10 years of experience in business-oriented research management and (product) innovation in the area of sugars, sugar replacement (high intense sweeteners, prebiotics, fibers, and nutritive sweeteners) and health. Special focus nowadays is on nutrition including sugar (alternatives) in early life and the impact on later life health.
- Science Editor
- NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator
Will Chu is the science editor for NutraIngredients.com. Before joining William Reed, he worked as a science editor and journalist for B2B, B2C and corporate organisations, writing for digital and print publications. He has a degree in biological sciences and masters in journalism from Sheffield University.