Mehmood Khan, MD has been named the 2019 Harris Award recipient.
The Ohio State University Food Science and Technology faculty have selected Mehmood Khan, MD as the 2019 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Khan will travel to the Ohio State State campus on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 and present a lecture at 4pm with a reception to follow. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Parker Food Science and Technology Building.
Mehmood Khan, MD, is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc. Life Biosciences was founded to advance scientific research and develop innovative new therapies to improve and extend healthy lives. In his role as CEO, Dr. Khan provides strategic direction and operational oversight across Life Biosciences and its daughter companies.
Dr. Khan previously served as Global Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo, a Fortune 50 company employing upwards of 250,000 employees across 22 brands. At PepsiCo, Dr. Khan played a pivotal role in the company’s efforts to create breakthrough innovations in food, beverages, and nutrition, including the incorporation of healthier and more nutritious offerings across its portfolio. Dr. Khan also oversaw PepsiCo's global sustainability initiatives.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dr. Khan served as President of Global R&D Center at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, leading the global efforts of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by revenue.
Before moving into industry, Dr. Khan had a distinguished medical career as a practicing faculty member in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School where he served as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit.
Dr. Khan is a member of the Board of Directors of: Reckitt Benckiser, Indigo Ag, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Spectrum Health. He also serves as Chairman of U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Dr. Khan has held board positions for the New York Academy of Sciences, the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was a judge for MIT’s Lamelson prize. Dr. Khan has been extensively featured in numerous publications including Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in Business.
Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine and Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He holds two Ad Honorem PhD’s in Humanities and International Law.