Cormac O’Cleirigh PhD

VP, Business Development

A native of Ireland with a Ph.D in bioprocess engineering, Dr. O’Cleirigh has extensive experience and expertise at the senior executive level in the global yeast and bakery ingredients industry. Prior to joining Renaissance, Dr. O’Cleirigh was Head of Business Development & Innovation for AB Mauri Global Bakery Ingredients, a division of FTSE 100-listed Associated British Foods plc. In this role, his primary responsibilities included overseeing the division’s strategic business development (with a focus on developing consumer insights) evaluating competitor intelligence, and identifying acquisition targets. Other key responsibilities included coordinating the company’s global innovation team and managing the business’s innovation systems and processes.