LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global nutrition company Herbalife,
(NYSE: HLF) announces today that Dr. John Agwunobi has joined the
company as its Chief Health and Nutrition Officer. Dr. Agwunobi brings
an accomplished background and a wealth of experience to Herbalife as a
physician, a public health official and a global executive.
"We are proud to welcome Dr. Agwunobi to our Herbalife nutrition team.
As we continue to invest in accomplished leaders, we further strengthen
our mission of providing health and nutrition education and training to
our members and their customers around the world," said Michael O.
Johnson, chairman and CEO, Herbalife.
In his new role, Dr. Agwunobi is responsible for the company's nutrition
philosophy; nutrition and product education; leading the Herbalife
Nutrition Institute; the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board and the
Herbalife Dietetic Advisory Board. Dr. Agwunobi will work with
Herbalife's 34 Ph.D.s and 250 staff scientists to integrate nutrition
science and member training into its product development process.
Dr. Agwunobi brings a wealth of experience from both the public and
private sectors. Most notably, from 2005-2007, he served as the
Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. During his term, he was responsible for disease
prevention and health promotion. He oversaw the Centers for Disease
Control, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug
Administration, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and numerous
other public health offices and programs.
In the private sector, Dr. Agwunobi served as Senior Vice President and
President of Health and Wellness for Walmart in the United States where
he helped grow annual revenue from around 25 billion to 30 billion. He
also provided insight and advice on health reform positions, public
health advocacy, health nutrition, employee wellness and emergency
Dr. Agwunobi has a broad educational background that includes a master's
in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a master's in
business administration from Georgetown University. Dr. Agwunobi
completed his pediatric residency at Howard University and is currently
a licensed physician in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C. He serves
on numerous boards including the U.S. African Development Foundation
(USADF), Shopko, Magellan Health Services, Smart Rx Systems Inc. and
For 35 years, Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), a $5 billion global
company, has provided consumers with high quality nutrition products
developed in collaboration with global nutrition experts, supported by
scientific research and manufactured to the highest levels of quality.
Hundreds of thousands of dedicated independent Herbalife members have
embraced the opportunity to earn supplemental income by selling our
products as they coach, motivate and help customers reach their goals
within a positive social environment that encourages better eating
habits and a healthy, active lifestyle. Our nutrition products are now
sold in 93 countries around the world, and are backed by
industry-leading Gold Standard consumer protections, which include
money-back guarantees. Through nonprofit partnerships and through the
Herbalife Family Foundation, Herbalife works to bring good nutrition to
children and families in under-served and hard-to-reach communities
around the world.
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