ADM Names Senior VP and Chief Scientist Officer

Dr. Todd Werpy is retiring after leading ADM’s R&D and innovation efforts for 16 years.

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ADM has named Dr. Nuria Miquel as senior VP and chief science officer. She replaces Dr. Todd Werpy, who is retiring after leading ADM’s R&D and innovation efforts for 16 years.Image courtesy of Archer Daniels Midland

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has appointed Dr. Nuria Miquel as senior vice president and chief science officer, effective August 1. 

Miquel started her career as a research scientist before moving to leadership roles at Novozymes, Tate & Lyle, Chr. Hansen, and Hempel. She joined ADM three years ago as leader of science and technology for the company’s Nutrition segment. Miquel earned her Ph.D from the University of Copenhagen and University of Bristol on the effect of nutrition to immune responses in monogastric parasitic infections.

“Innovation is a foundation of ADM’s culture and strategy, and I am proud to ask Nuria to lead our efforts as we expand the horizons of food, fuel, feed, and industrial and consumer products made from nature,” said ADM Chief Executive Officer Juan Luciano. “Throughout her distinguished career, Nuria has demonstrated how to bring together inspiring leadership and cutting-edge science to build high-performing R&D teams that transform new ideas into commercial products to drive growth.”

Miquel will replace Dr. Todd Werpy, who is retiring after leading ADM’s R&D and innovation efforts for 16 years.

“From alternative fuels, to fermentation and synthetic biology, to our efforts to deliver low-carbon feedstocks to partners across multiple industries, Todd has been instrumental to our growth and to fulfilling our purpose to unlock the power of nature to enrich the quality of life," said Luciano.

The food, pet, and animal food manufacturer also just opened a new Customer Creation and Innovation Center in the UK to further develop food innovation capabilities.

The 800-square-meter CCIC cultivates collaboration with its food manufacturing and foodservice customers fostering innovative development in on-trend savory applications, as well as sweet products, dairy, and alternative dairy products, beverages, and more.

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