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Dr. Karin Rotem-Wildeman

Chief Research & Development Officer

Dr. Karin Rotem-Wildeman serves as Chief Research & Development Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), leading product development, packaging innovation, flavor technology and associated R&D capabilities. 

Karin joined KDP in January 2023 with over 25 years of leadership experience in product innovation and commercialization for leading global food and beverage companies, including PepsiCo, Nestle and GODIVA Chocolatier. She had previously been Chief Scientific Officer at the LIVEKINDLY Collective — a plant-based startup with a portfolio of established brands and innovative new products. 

Karin 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 tenure, 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. 

Karin 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.