Maha Tahiri, Ph.D., is vice president, chief health and wellness officer at General Mills, Inc. She leads Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and the Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety. Dr. Tahiri leads a group of dedicated nutrition and food scientists, dietitians, and public health nutritionists. The Bell Institute integrates nutrition science, regulatory expertise and communications to deliver strategic innovation in health and nutrition for all of General Mills businesses globally. Her professional experience is in the food industry developing global health and nutrition innovation strategies for a variety of food companies covering several regions including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Tahiri serves as the vice-chair of Directors of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and on the Board of the European Food Information Council (EUFIC). She is a member of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI); North America (Board), Europe (Scientific Advisory Committee), and Southeast Asia (Board). She is a member of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Advisory Council on Nutrition and Food Choices at the Foundation of Food and Agricultural Research (FARR). She is a trustee for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Dr. Tahiri is also adjunct professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.