Dr. Karin Rotem-WildemanCHIEF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Dr. Karin Rotem-Wildeman serves as Chief Research & Development Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper, leading product development, packaging innovation, flavor technology and associated R&D capabilities.
Rotem-Wildeman joined KDP in January 2023 with more than 25 years of leadership experience in product innovation and commercialization for leading global food and beverage companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and GODIVA Chocolatier. She was most recently Chief Scientific Officer at the LIVEKINDLY Collective — a plant-based startup with a portfolio of established brands as well as innovative new products.
Rotem-Wildeman spent 18 years with PepsiCo in global R&D leadership roles across beverages and food, with her last serving as Senior Vice President, Beverage Regional R&D. During her time at the company, she led innovation into emerging white spaces as well as renovation in core categories and oversaw work in process development, strategy, portfolio management, and venture capital investment.
Rotem-Wildeman holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. She currently serves on the department advisory boards of both academic institutions.