Dr Yasuhiko Toride

Director of Nutrition Improvement Projects
Associate General Manager
R&D Planning Dept.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Dr. Yasuhiko Toride joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc. in 1981 and was involved in the business of amino acids for animal feed, led studies on nutrition improvement with amino acid (Lysine) fortification in rural communities in developing countries including China, Syria and Ghana. From 2005 to 2009 he worked at Ajinomoto Europe in France in charge of R&D in Europe. He assumed his current post at R&D Planning Department in 2009 and has been directing nutrition improvement projects in developing countries including Ghana, India.  He earned his Ph.D in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of Tokyo.  His current interest is to establish a sustainable business for nutrition improvement in developing countries with strategic partnership with various social sectors.