Reshmi Rajendran, PhD, Director of Danone’s global R&I Precision Nutrition D-Lab, based in Singapore, has more than fifteen years’ experience leading teams in research and innovation, both across universities, A*Star and other public and private companies and as an entrepreneur.
Trained as a scientist (PhD, NUS), business person (MBA, INSEAD) and administrator (Maters, Public Administration), Reshmi enjoys leading transformation at the interface of technology and commercialization. She has extensive experience in medical imaging techniques, has worked in various areas of clinical research and has more than 20 highly cited scientific publications in medical imaging, trace elemental analysis and free radical research. She also has keen insight and experience in various aspects of business development and transformation, including operational strategy, consumer insights, commercial development and regulations.
In her current role leading the D-Lab, her vision is to carry out digital transformation with a consumer centric approach to offer the right nutritional solutions to the right people at the right time. In order to do that, her diverse team that comprises of data scientists, app developers, researchers and clinicians are constantly innovating and identifying creative ways of working towards the future in a way that also makes business sense.
Apart from innovative technologies, Reshmi is passionate about children’s rights and works for various global causes, has worked at the UNICEF in India and volunteered at the SOS Childrens Village, Philippines.
She is also the face of INSEAD’s Limitless Campaign that celebrated 50 years of women at INSEAD and champions women’s rights through this and other related activities.