KUALA LUMPUR: Herbalife Nutrition has appointed Dr Hamid Jan as its first Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) member in Malaysia.
In a statement, Herbalife said Dr Hamid is the chairman of the Nutrition and Dietetics Programme at University Sains Malaysia (USM) and is an associate professor with expertise in nutrition and obesity.
“As a highly-regarded expert in the field of nutrition and dietetics, Dr. Hamid is a valuable addition to our team of experts in nutrition, science and health,” said Herbalife co-president and chief health and nutrition officer Dr John Agwunobi.
“We look forward to working with him to inspire people to take steps towards positive nutrition and lifestyle changes, and help address health-related megatrends such as high obesity rates and rapidly aging populations”.
Dr Hamid has received several industry awards during the course of his career. These include the Malaspina Scholar Travel Award by the International Life Sciences Institute, USA in 2015 and Fellow Membership of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) comprises leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health.
The NAB helps educate and train the company's independent members on leading a healthy, active lifestyle and getting proper nutrition.
Herbalife said the appointment of Dr Hamid to the Herbalife NAB reflects the company’s continued dedication to furthering the cause of inspiring positive nutrition habits in Asia Pacific, by fostering close partnerships with leading nutrition experts in the region.