Irene P.

Food & Beverages | Research & Development | Innovation | Sustainability

Greek, Modern, English

A vision-driven, results-oriented and self-motivated R&D professional. Deep understanding of consumer insights, experience in translating this into winning prototypes and products. Strategic thinker ...see more

  • Food & Beverage


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Innovation & Sustainability Director

7 years
Current position
Jan 2016 - Present
ELBISCO family was created in 1987 and has its name associated with favourite brands that Greek consumers have honoured for years with their love and trust. Guided by quality, high nutr...see more

Strategic Innovation Director

9 years
Current position
Mar 2014 - Present
As Chief Innovation Executive, the role is to go beyond the operational R&D role, proactively exploring new product technology platforms and opening new market segments for the company,...see more

R&D Director

9 years
Jan 2005 - Feb 2014
^ Reporting to Managing Director (CEO). Direct input to the formation of business strategy by providing strong direction for innovation. ^ Developed 'added-value' technology platforms l...see more

Group R&D Manager

2 years
Jul 2002 - Dec 2004
^ Reporting to the Technical Director, the position was created that there is a central co-ordination of R&D resources and activities. The post embraces R&D management responsibilities ...see more

R&D Manager

6 years
Aug 1996 - Jun 2002
^ Reporting to the Plant Director and responsible for a team of 3 technical/scientific subordinates. ^ Leading product development, product improvement and cost reduction initiatives ac...see more

Bakery Manager

4 years
Mar 1992 - Aug 1996
^ Reporting to the Director of Cereals Processing Division, Responsible for Bread & Flour Confectionery Sections and a multi-disciplinary team of 10 technologists. ^ Managing a wide ran...see more

Research Associate

Oxford Brookes University
4 years
Sep 1987 - Nov 1991
-Worked in a 3-year programme funded by NAB on Food Quality Evaluation & Monitoring. Devised and carried out experiments in the fields of sensory evaluation, texture measurements, therm...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Food & Beverage


  • Change Management
  • Sustainability
  • Concept Development
  • Innovation
  • New Product Ideas
  • Research & Development
  • Strategic Vision
  • Product Development