SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solazyme, Inc. (Nasdaq:SZYM), now known as TerraVia™, a pioneer in algae innovation and a food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company, has announced last week that former President, Pepperidge Farm, Senior Vice President of Global Baking and Snacking at the Campbell Soup Company, Irene Chang Britt, has joined the Solazyme (TerraVia) Board of Directors.
“We are excited to welcome Irene to the board. With her deep experience in the food industry, Irene understands how our innovative algae ingredients address key market needs in the food industry,” said Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, TerraVia. “We look forward to her insight and guidance as we focus on growing our food and nutrition business under TerraVia.”
“Companies across the food industry are increasingly focused on delivering truly innovative products that transform the nutrition profile of the foods we all love without sacrificing their great taste,” said Britt. “TerraVia’s ingredients platform is well-positioned to help the food industry get there today, and I look forward to adding my expertise and voice to the board.”
Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Irene Chang Britt has a history of leading and transforming businesses in the food and consumer product industries. She spent the last decade of her career at Campbell Soup, where in her most recent role she concurrently led the Connecticut-based Pepperidge Farm business and held oversight for Campbell’s Global Baking and Snacking business. Previously, as Campbell’s Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Chang Britt designed and implemented the company’s global strategy, with a major focus on consumer-driven innovation in products and packaging as the primary driver of growth. Before Campbell, Ms. Chang Britt worked at both Kraft and Nabisco, where she held a number of senior management roles in the U.S. and Canada. She also is a seasoned board professional, currently serving on the boards of Dunkin Brands Group Inc. and Tailored Brands Inc., and formerly on the board of Sunoco Inc. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Ms. Chang Britt will be joining current Board members Michael Arbige, Vice President, Research and Development, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Ian Clark, CEO of Genentech; James Craigie, Chairman and former CEO of Church & Dwight Co.; Jerry Fiddler, founder and former CEO of Wind River Systems; Gary Pfeiffer, former CFO of DuPont; and Jonathan Wolfson, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Solazyme.
Solazyme (to be renamed TerraVia™), is a next generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company that harnesses the power of algae, the mother of all plants and earth’s original superfood. With a portfolio of breakthrough ingredients and manufacturing, the Company is well positioned to help meet the growing need of consumer packaged goods and established and emerging food manufacturers to improve the nutritional profile of foods without sacrificing taste, and to develop select consumer brands. The Company also manufacturers a range of specialty personal care ingredients for key strategic partners. Headquartered in South San Francisco, the Company’s mission is to create products that are truly better for people and better for the planet. For additional information, please visit TerraVia’s website at www.terravia.com.