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January 05, 2017

World News

Herbalife Adds Hong Kong-Based Nutrition Expert to Advisory Board

The latest addition to Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board is Zhen-Yu Chen, Ph.D., an expert in food and nutritional sciences.

The board consists of outside nutrition and health professionals, who help Herbalife educate its members on balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Chen brings the board’s membership to 26, with six hailing from Asia Pacific. In recent years, the company has been keen to add advisors in the region, which accounted for $231.4 million, or about 20 percent, of third-quarter revenue.

Chen is Chair Professor of the Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme and Head of the Graduate Division of the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to lecturing, he has contributed to more than 200 journal papers, which have garnered more than 10,000 citations.

“As a highly regarded expert in the field of food and nutrition sciences, Dr. Chen is a valuable asset to the team as we look to ramp up our health and nutrition advocacy efforts all across Asia Pacific,” said Dr. John Agwunobi, Herbalife’s Chief Health and Nutrition Officer.

Chen has been tapped to fill leadership or advisory roles within a number of other organizations, including the China Nutrition Society, where he formerly served as a council member. He also has been deputy chairman of the Expert Committee on Food Safety at the Food and Health Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government, and associate editor for the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

In 2016, the American Chemical Society presented Chen with its Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Award—one of many such accolades he has collected over the years.