Richard Walton – Meiji Co., Ltd
Richard is General Manager in the R&D Division of Meiji Co., Ltd. He has extensive experience in R&D related to dairy, functional foods, and medical foods and is responsible for international research collaborations and information technology. He is a member of the IDF Scientific Program Coordination Committee (SPCC) and the IDF Standing Committee Marketing (SCM) and organized the marketing conferences at both the 2013 and 2018 IDF World Dairy Summits. Richard holds a PhD from Duke University and is a frequent speaker on innovation and functional foods at dairy events around the world.