International Probiotics Association to relocate to US; reigning chief resigns

By Shane STARLING contact

- Last updated on GMT

International Probiotics Association to relocate to US; reigning chief resigns
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is relocating to an unconfirmed US location from Europe in November. The group will replace executive director, Ioannis Misopoulos, who will remain in Switzerland.

“It was decided that IPA will be moving to the US in November and due to personal reasons I have decided to stay in Europe and not follow after being at the helm of the organization the last 7 ½ years,”​ Misopoulos said in an email to the IPA membership.

“It was a very difficult decision for me but I chose to stay in Switzerland.”

IM
End of the road: Ioannis Misopoulos won't be following IPA to the US but said he wants to remain in the probiotic sector

Misopoulos thanked the association and its members with whom he had, "truly enjoyed working ... and representing the probiotic industry in government organisations along with helping to set standards.”

The group has not yet said anything about the motivation for the HQ shift.

Misopoulos said he intended to remain in the probiotic sector.

IPA counts more than 50 probiotic suppliers and manufacturers as members including Lallemand, Chr Hansen, Jarrow Formulas, Morinaga, DuPont-Danisco and Yakult.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Health, Wellness and Innovation made easy

Health, Wellness and Innovation made easy

Univar Solutions | 16-May-2022 | Product Brochure

Tata Fossence®, a short chain FOS, is a potent prebiotic and dietary fibre derived from fermented cane sugar that selectively enhances the beneficial microbiota...

Clinically supported probiotics and postbiotics.

Clinically supported probiotics and postbiotics.

ADM | 26-Apr-2022 | Product Presentation

Today’s consumers know the importance of metabolic health and the role that the gut microbiome plays within it. After extensive research, ADM has selected...

Trending solutions for immunity beverages

Trending solutions for immunity beverages

Prinova Europe Limited | 12-Apr-2022 | Technical / White Paper

One of the effects of COVID-19 has been to increase consumer interest in beverages with functional benefits, particularly for immune health.

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars