Mehmood Khan, MD, FACE, is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., where he is responsible for guiding the company’s long-term research strategy and agenda for business opportunities. He provides global leadership and support to division research and development groups in the areas of enterprise research planning, R&D portfolio management, next generation technologies, nutritional standards, food safety and regulation, and quality assurance. He is also working with the divisions to accelerate PepsiCo’s global R&D competencies, capabilities, and talent pipeline.
Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2007, Mehmood served as President of Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc (TGRD). In this role, he led all aspects of TGRD’s business, in both its Deerfield and UK offices, including developing new product candidates, conducting post-marketing clinical studies, and identifying and developing innovative lifecycle management approaches for marketed drugs. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Medical & Scientific Affairs for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America (TPNA), Inc. With 20 years of experience in both the academic and clinical arenas, Dr. Khan led all aspects of TPNA's Medical and Scientific Affairs department.
Prior to joining Takeda in January 2003, Dr. Khan worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he served as Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine, and Nutrition Clinical Trials Unit in the division of endocrinology. Before joining the Mayo Clinic, he spent nine years leading diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition programs in the Department of Medicine for Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition in the Department of Medicine and Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.more » « less