Ajai Puri is a recognized Food Industry expert with academic credentials in Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology, Food Science & Nutrition, and Consumer Marketing
Ajai had a long career with The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of roles – R & D, Innovation, Consumer Marketing and General Management. He left Coca-Cola in 2003 as Senior Vice President Science and Technology for Coca-Cola’s non-carbonated juice business in North America. Upon leaving Coca-Cola, Ajai was appointed to the Executive Board of Amsterdam-based Royal Numico N.V., a global specialized nutrition company (now part of Groupe Danone). At Royal Numico, Ajai served as President – Research, Development and Product Integrity. Additionally, he served as Royal Numico’s Crisis Management Officer during his four year term with the Company.
Ajai is presently a Non-Executive Director at Tate and Lyle PLC – a global specialty food ingredients company; Firmenich SA – one of the world’s leading fragrance and flavor houses and Britannia Industries Limited – India’s leading baked goods manufacturer.