Dr. Gregory Yep brings more than 30 years of experience in the flavor, fragrance and consumer packaged goods industry to the Management Board of Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), which he joined in May 2020. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Research & Development, Global Integrated Solutions, and Sustainability Officer at International Flavor and Fragrances (IFF), an $11 billion leader in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences. In this role, he leads the company’s worldwide R&D strategy, research initiatives, technology development, external collaborations and ESG strategy designed to deliver transformational new ingredients, processes and technologies. He is a member of IFF’s Executive Committee.
Before joining IFF, he he held the role of Senior Vice President of R&D at PepsiCo from 2008-2015, where he created long-term strategies for core ingredients and their impact on food, flavor, metabolism and nutrition. He was also responsible for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute—a facility aimed at expanding knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science.
From 2005-2008, Dr. Yep was Global Vice President of Application Technologies at Givaudan Flavors and Fragrances. While there, he led a diverse global technology group and was responsible for R&D of taste and flavor delivery technology worldwide. He began his career at McCormick & Company in 1997, where he held executive roles of increasing responsibility in food science.
In addition to the HEM Management Board, Dr. Yep is a Director on the Boards of IFF Hong Kong and Will Ventures, and also serves on multiple advisory boards, including the United States Tennis Association DE&I National Committee and Asian American Pacific Islander Tennis Association. Dr. Yep is a recipient of the Apex for Youth Inspiration Award in recognition of serving underserved youth in New York City and is also a Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Excellence in Flavor Science awardee.
Dr. Yep received a BA in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and holds both an MA in Organic Chemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.