Christopher Daubert elected incoming president of the Institute of Food Technologists

Christopher Daubert

May 3, 2023

Christopher Daubert — University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources vice chancellor and dean — has been named president-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Daubert has been part of the IFT board of directors since 2000, and he has also served as food engineering division chair.

“I am excited to lead an organization dedicated to advancing science and promoting people who are addressing global challenges associated with food access,” Daubert said. “Throughout my career, IFT has been a steady and positive influence; a community that provides and shares resources to best serve our industry.”

Daubert will become IFT’s 85th president when he assumes the role Sept. 1, 2024. As president-elect, effective Sept. 1, 2023, he will work closely with incoming president, Sean Leighton, global vice president of food safety, quality and regulatory at Cargill. Each president serves a one-year term.

Daubert joined the University of Missouri in 2017 from North Carolina State University, where he was head of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences and director of the Food Rheology Laboratory.

IFT is a global organization of approximately 12,000 members from more than 100 countries committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s greatest food challenges.

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