Miguel Freitas

VP Health & Scientific Affairs

Danone North America

Miguel Freitas, M.S., Ph.D., is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Danone North America, based in White Plains, NY. Dr. Freitas serves as a liaison between Danone and the scientific community. He is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Danone product portfolio with respect to health attributes and serves as the Nutrition and Scientific spokesperson for Public relations and convention purposes related to brands and category topics.

Dr. Freitas manages a network of nutrition and probiotics Key Opinion Leaders and Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and implements scientific initiatives targeting HCPs for several Danone brands. Dr. Freitas cooperatively works with Consumer marketing, Legal and Corporate Affairs departments in developing the Nutrition and Health components of messages, claims, communication tools and events aimed at HCPs and consumers.

Dr. Freitas earned his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Paris, France)