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Mentor: Jigna Merchant

Startlife Mentor

Jigna Merchant is a true nutrition expert. After obtaining her masters’ degree in nutrition science at Syracuse University she has been active as nutrition scientist and manager for various multinational food companies across the globe, amongst which Danone Nutricia Research. Since 2020 she is head of nutrition of UpField – the largest plant-based consumer products company in the world.

Skills and field of expertise

  • Scientific and Nutrition Communication
  • Product Claims and Benefits
  • Literature review
  • Stakeholder engagement and management

Offer and interest (startups)

Interest: Food and Health Tech Startups

 

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