Welcome to vivaNUTRITION! Our story begins with Grace’s (our founder and CEO) epiphany 4 years ago. Coming back from one of her frequent trips to her home country China and witnessing yet another case of child food contamination, Grace decided to put all her energy and unparalleled nutrition expertise so that Moms and Dads could provide their kids with the most trustful and nutritious sources of food!!
Her passion and drive immediately convinced Riccardo (our CTO and Co-Founder) to jump on board and lead the product development. Riccardo grew up in the Italian countryside, naturally exposed to authentic and delicious ingredients, and he went on to become a recognized Taste scientist.
Together they assembled a multicultural and enthusiastic group of experts all sharing the same goal to create a happy community and bring the best out of you and your children with natural, nutritious and delicious food and supplements aimed at supporting brain development and digestive health.
Grace has a strong background in Nutrition and Business (including an MBA at IMD, Lausanne). As a top management executive in leading ingredient (Chr Hansen, DSM) and food companies (Nestle, Pepsico), she contributed to their growth across three continents. Moved by the urgent cause of bringing the healthiest, safest products and nutrition concepts to China, Grace developed her own big vision for nutrition and founded vivaNUTRITION in June 2014.
Grace Lin Xu, CEO and Founder
Neuroscientist by training with expertise in Flavor Perception, Riccardo spent over 10 years managing Innovation programs in the Food and Ingredient industry. Specific solutions for sugar and salt reduction he worked on are now integrating many well known Better-For-You Food & Beverage brands. Riccardo obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the Swiss Polytechnic Federal Institute (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Milan, Italy
Riccardo Accolla, CTO & Co-Founder