Featured Speaker – Arif Sitabkhan, Director of Innovation and Strategy, Nestle Foods Division

Arif Sitabkhan is Director of Innovation and Strategy for the Nestlé Foods Division based in Solon, Ohio. In this position, his team has the responsibility of identifying and validating new and adjacent growth opportunities around culinary, health and wellness for Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, DiGiorno and other Nestlé Foods division brands.

Prior to Nestlé, innovation has been a focus of Arif’s career – starting on the technical side of innovation with the development of car care chemicals for Pennzoil-Quaker State, to leading innovation teams both in the U.S. and Singapore for a global kitchenware company, World Kitchen/Corelle Brands.

Arif earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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