Director - Global R&D Systems and Data Analytics
Vinod has nearly 25 years of experience in the food & beverages industry and has worked with companies such as Nestlé and Mars. His expertise lies in developing corporate strategy, global research and development, R&D in data, and analytics, catalyzing digital transformations, as well as manufacturing and plant management. He also has experience in managing global projects and portfolios, green/brown field start-ups, commercialization, industrial engineering, developing quality and food safety measures, external manufacturing, lean & six sigma, and people development.
In his current role as director of global R&D systems and data analytics at Mars Inc., Vinod co-creates digital transformation strategies for R&D functions while building partnerships with senior R&D leaders from the business. The focus of his work is to provide leadership for the development, standardization and continuous improvement of foundational and breakthrough technologies in the area of Corporate R&D. This covers global business processes, systems, data analytics, and knowledge management across the corporate center and global businesses, such as Mars Wrigley confectionery, Petcare, and Food.