SANDRA EINERHAND, PhD

Founder of Einerhand Science & Innovation BV

Dr Sandra Einerhand is the founder of Einerhand Science & Innovation BV, a consultancy providing nutritional solutions to infant formula, medical foods and other food (ingredient) companies. She also is a partner of Nutrition Consultants Cooperative (NCC) and works as fellow for Presans, a Paris-based service provider in high-end open innovation. Sandra advises companies on innovation, nutrition and health related topics and regularly speaks at conferences and exhibitions.

Before 2015, she worked for Danone Nutricia Research (NL) 2011-2015, Tate & Lyle Ingredients (F) 2007-2011 and Lipid Nutrition (NL) 2004-2007 as Scientific Program Director and Nutrition & Health Director leading large scientific programs to bring new natural ingredients, prebiotics, probiotics, lipids, infant formulas and (medical) food products to the market with scientifically proven health benefits yielding several patents.

During the first part of her career (1992-2004) she worked as assistant (AMC, Amsterdam) and associate professor (ErasmusMC, Rotterdam) specialized in prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases in children and published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and secured fundraising from national and international organizations. She studied Chemistry in Amsterdam and has a PhD in Biomedicine.

She has more than 20 years of experience in business-oriented research management and innovation in nutrition (including medical foods), gut and metabolic health.