Ralf is a world-class inventor of functional foods and dietary supplements ingredients, as well as an award-winning speaker in these subject areas. He has developed many new products that currently lead the market in the supplement and food industry, as well as having designed and conducted clinical studies on prominent ingredients and respected products. He has authored and published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers, industry publications and mainstream media articles on sports nutrition, brain, joint, heart, and gut health.
A postdoctoral scholar in bio-organic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif., Ralf originally earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Bonn in Germany. He began his professional scientific career developing new bio-active ingredients for a leading multi-national billion-dollar company and advanced in his career from director of research and development to vice president of marketing and sales.
In addition, he holds an MBA from the University of Wurzburg, Germany, and was acting global business manager of Functional Foods prior to becoming a co-founding partner of Increnovo. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN). He is currently a member of numerous scientific associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).