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Ola AfolayanOla Afolayan
Director of Global Food Safety and Regulatory

Olamide (Ola) Afolayan is a dynamic professional dedicated to ensuring food safety. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Food Science from the University of Georgia, and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Botswana.

She is currently the Director of Global Food Safety and Regulatory at Kellanova (formerly Kellogg Company), where she has spent the last decade. In this role, she oversees food safety assurance, policy development and regulatory compliance. Her career has been marked by roles of increasing responsibility, demonstrating her commitment to excellence and problem-solving. Prior to Kellogg, Dr. Afolayan honed her expertise as a food safety research assistant at the Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia and as a Microbiologist at a MillerCoors brewing facility. Ola is driven by small victories that cumulatively impact food safety, and she finds joy in sharing her knowledge and experience. Outside of work, she enjoys being a food critic and traveling with her family.