Adeniyi Odugbemi, ADM
Adeniyi Odugbemi
PhD, Global Director of food safety & food defense

Deni currently works as the global director of food safety for one of the largest Agricultural and food commodity companies in the world (Archer Daniels Midland Co). In this role, he oversees human and animal food safety, with a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food/feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers, and the world’s premier crop transportation network. ADM was named the world’s most-admired food-production company by Fortune magazine for three consecutive years: 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Odugbemi is a food scientist with a doctoral specialization in food safety . He has worked in the beverage, bakery, dairy, milling, confectionery, as well as the meat and poultry sectors of food processing. Dr Odugbemi is a prolific instructor and teaches many food safety, quality control, quality assurance, and continuous improvement classes. He has facilitated and instructed food safety classes in almost all continents of the world. As a seasoned food safety auditor, he has audited many food facilities globally.

With extensive experience in food safety and quality management systems, Dr Odugbemi had previously worked for several companies including, Pepsi bottling, Weston Foods, the Kroger Co and most recently Wayne farms. Dr Odugbemi serves on several professional committees and advisory boards. He is also currently an adjunct faculty at Osun State University, where he teaches food safety-related classes.