Senior Vice President of R&D Global Beverages, Gum, Candy and Meals
Frank Sabella is Senior Vice President of R&D Global Beverages, Gum, Candy and Meals for Mondelēz International, a position he has held since January 2021. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for these categories delivering consumer inspired innovation, brand value and quality to our delicious products. Prior to this he was the Global Vice President Quality, Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Mondelez, a position he has held since 2013 as well as other leadership positions in Research, Development and Quality Assurance.
Mr. Sabella draws upon over 35 years of R&D, quality, and crisis / risk management experience in the food industry. He has developed and commercialized new process technologies, ingredient and product innovations and has a successful track record of managing tactical and strategic research programs on a local and global basis. He joined Kraft in 1985 as a research engineer in Maxwell House Coffee, working primarily to develop products and processes for decaffeinated and specialty coffees. He holds a U.S. patent for his work. Mr. Sabella received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He was a Certified Food Scientist and Certified Quality Engineer.
He serves on the Board of Trustees for Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences and has served as past President. He is also on the Board of the Chicago Section Institute of Food Technologists. Mr. Sabella is located at the Chicago HQ Mondelēz International.
Product Innovation Panel 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Innovating in a Digital-Paced World
Join this panel to hear from cross functional leaders and industry experts about how companies are innovating in a digital-paced world. Expect to hear these industry veterans delve into the art and science of managing increasing consumer expectations around the pace of new product launches and real time marketing dialogues. We'll explore actionable strategies for managing the very real problem of risk, and incorporating new technologies such as AI; and discuss the basic realities of delighting a diverse global consumer base.