Gregory Yep is the former Senior Vice President of Research and Development at PepsiCo.
had responsibility for long term science based strategies for core ingredients and their impact on food, flavor, metabolism and nutrition to drive breakthrough innovation for growth across all of the PepsiCo
groups included Global Flavor and Ingredient Technology, Biology Innovation, Crop Science, Sustainability and Technology Scouting.
was also responsible for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute
(GSSI), a facility aimed at expanding knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science that enhanced the performance and well-being of athletes.
He currently serves on multiple Boards including the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sports Science Advisory Council, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALs), Top Institute of Food Nutrition (TIFN) and the Cisco Systems Global Manufacturing Advisory Board.
Gregory has also held the role of Global Vice President, Application Technologies at Givaudan Flavors and Fragrances.
While there, he led a diverse global technology group and was responsible for R&D of taste and flavor delivery technology worldwide.
And with more than a decade of work experience at McCormick & Company
in roles of increasing responsibility for food science, he
brings a wealth of consumer expertise to his
is recognized for his
contributions to numerous patents, scientific publications and lectures to the scientific community.
He received a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, a master's degree from the same university in organic chemistry, and a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
It was at Penn where he started his 30-year journey in flavors and food where he conducted research at the University of Pennsylvania's Smell and Taste Center.
currently resides in New Canaan, CT, with his
wife Helen and his
is very active in tennis and golf and often participates in USTA events.