Kerry, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has announced the appointment of Bruce Brown as VP of Supplements in North America. Brown will take on leadership of Kerry’s supplement business for the region – bringing together Kerry’s leading portfolio of science-backed wellness ingredients, proteins, enzymes and taste technologies for customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Brown, who joined Kerry following the company’s acquisition of Natreon in March 2022, brings over 20 years of commercial experience in the supplements industry as well as a background in public health in Africa and the U.S. As President of Natreon, Brown oversaw the company’s strategic direction and expanded the reach of the company’s clinically-studied and patented botanical ingredients into the dietary supplement, food and beverage, and animal nutrition spaces.
Brown holds an MPH degree in International Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also serves as a Board Member for the Council for Responsible Nutrition and will serve as Chair of the Board beginning in January 2024.
At Kerry, he will manage an extensive portfolio of branded, science-backed ingredients for the North American market, including Natreon’s clinically-studied Ayurvedic extracts and Kerry’s wider range of products delivering benefits across digestive health, immune health, cognitive health, women’s health and more.
“We are delighted to welcome Bruce to the Kerry team. Bruce has a huge amount of expertise across supplements and public health, coupled with extensive experience in driving innovation with customers and in-depth knowledge of the industry,” said Gerry Behan, global president and CEO, Taste and Nutrition, Kerry. “His appointment is an important step towards Kerry’s broader vision of reaching two billion consumers globally with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030, extending our reach further into the supplements space to create deeper and more lasting partnerships with supplement brands in North America and around the world.”
Kerry is a world leader in taste and nutrition for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,100+ food scientists and extensive global footprint enable us to solve our customers’ complex challenges with differentiated solutions. At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over two billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030.