David Yates is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Throughout his career, David has focused on the connection between nutrition and health. In 2016, he was a fellow in the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. Previously, he was President of Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. He joined Nestlé through the acquisition of Novartis Medical Nutrition by Nestlé S.A. At Novartis Medical Nutrition, Inc., he was the Regional Business Head for North America and previously held the same position in Europe. David joined Novartis with the Gerber Products Business Unit as Marketing Director and successfully advanced to the position of Senior Vice President, North American Region Head. Prior to joining Novartis, he worked for Bayer AG and Alberto Culver in marketing and business development roles, both in the United States and internationally. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance, both from the University of Chicago.