Co-founder and CSO
Dr. Ruud Albers is a co-founder and a Chief Scientific Officer of NutriLeads, a dynamic clinical-stage health ingredients company that develops crop-derived food ingredients with clinically proven health benefits. Previously, Dr. Albers worked at Unilever, where he built and led the global expert group on nutrition, immunity, and gut health in various roles up to Global R&D Director of Bioscience, Nutrition & Health Discover Platforms. From 2007 to 2012 he also chaired the ILSI-Europe task force on nutrition and immunity that published seminal papers on immunomodulation in humans. Dr. Albers obtained his Ph.D. in immunomodulation at Utrecht University and studied intestinal metabolism at Rockefeller University in New York.