Our Experts

We believe that in our society we need an in-depth reflection and a continuous dialogue backed-up by science. This is what we aim for in collaborating with universities and research centres, our external advisors, our nutrition community and our marketing categories.

Hero Scientific Advisory Board

The Institute is collaborating with international key opinion leaders who drive research in the infant nutrition and other areas. This key opinion leaders form the Hero Scientific Advisory Board of independent experts who advise on the latest scientific advances. The nutrition community validates concepts of key projects with the Hero Scientific Advisory Board (HSAB) members.


                                Prof. Dr. Olle Hernell

Prof. Dr. Olle Hernell

Chair of Pediatrics Section/Dept. of Clinical Sciences

Umeå University

Sweden


                                Prof. Dr. Bo Lönnerdal

Prof. Dr. Bo Lönnerdal

Distinguished Professor/ Dept. of Nutritiion

University of Davis

California


                                Prof. Dr. Angel Gil

Prof. Dr. Angel Gil

Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Granada University

Spain

“ We believe in the natural benefits of good nutrition to ensure our babies have the best start into life. ”

Nutrition Community

The Hero Nutrition Community (NutCom) is shaped by experts in nutrition and food science. We validate nutritional and scientific concepts behind our key innovation projects and develop the science based communication materials. In this process we foster an open dialogue with marketing category members to ensure we develop the best possible products.

A multidisciplinary team of experts


                                Luisma Sánchez-Siles, PhD

Luisma Sánchez-Siles, PhD

Director Research & Nutrition

Hero Group


                                Bertine Philipsen, PhD

Bertine Philipsen, PhD

Head Product Development & Quality

Hero Benelux


                                Catharina Tennefors

Catharina Tennefors

R&D and Quality Director

Semper Nordics


                                Fernando Romero, PhD

Fernando Romero, PhD

Manager Emerging Risks and Early Warning

Hero Group


                                Maria José Bernal, PhD

Maria José Bernal, PhD

Research Manager

Hero Group


                                Sophie Schutte, PhD

Sophie Schutte, PhD

Nutritionist

Hero Group


                                Michelle Klerks, PhD Candidate

Michelle Klerks, PhD Candidate

Nutritionist

Hero Group


                                Emily Day

Emily Day

Head of Food Development

Organix


                                Esther Matencio, PhD

Esther Matencio, PhD

Project Manager

Hero Group

Marketing Categories & Communication


                                Lenka Pošarová

Lenka Pošarová

Category Director Baby and Toddler Milks

Hero Group


                                Martha Miralles

Martha Miralles

VP Category Baby Toddler Food & Snacks

Hero Group


                                Mirna Samieh

Mirna Samieh

Senior Manager Medical Marketing

Hero MEA


                                Maria Dolores Iniesta

Maria Dolores Iniesta

Communication Manager

Hero Spain


                                Hanna Nechvatalova

Hanna Nechvatalova

Nutrition Manager

Hero Czech & Slovakia