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Dr Angela Naef

Dr Angela Naef

Chief R&D Officer, Reckitt

As Chief R&D Officer at Reckitt, Angela leads the global R&D team accelerating the science and innovation behind products that reach millions of customers around the world every day. In addition to a host of product innovation awards her work has been recognised in her appointment to the UK Government’s Business Innovation Forum advising on the nation’s innovation strategy and policy.

Angela brings to Reckitt over 23 years of diverse senior leadership experience in product and business development roles. Most recently, Angela spent ten years at DuPont, in various technical and commercial leadership roles, where she led the Nutrition & Biosciences Global Technology and Innovation organisation. Angela has a strong track record of accelerating innovation in the areas of food and nutrition sciences, materials, health and clinical sciences, regulatory and biotechnology.

She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and actively works on STEM education to inspire the next generation of new scientists, engineers and experts. Angela is a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a PhD in Physical Chemistry and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.