In her role Dr Tan is focused on building connectivity within the External Innovation network and supporting the PepsiCo Innovation teams within AMENA. She is responsible for carrying out global open innovation activities and future strategy, and partnering R&D associates on their External Innovation projects and challenges. Her primary focus will be expanding PepsiCo’s AMENA ecosystem and promoting Academic Partners Engagement. Prior to this role, Dr Tan was Principal Scientist – PepsiCo Global R&D Beverage Applications and Product Development. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Food Science/Starch Chemistry from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D on Trace Mineral Nutrition from Cornell University’s Dept. of Food Science.