Vice President of Research and Development, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs
Simmons Pet Food
Petfood Forum Moderator
Leah Lambrakis is the vice president of research & development, nutrition and scientific affairs for Simmons Pet Food and Simmons Animal Nutrition. She leads a team of 35 scientists that drives nutrition, pet food formulation, process engineering, ingredient technology and innovation. Lambrakis has a life-long passion for nutrition, health and wellness, new and innovative advances on how to feed our pets better and consumer insights for pets and pet parents. In her 24+-year career, she has developed deep knowledge in pet food science. In addition to supporting her team at Simmons, Lambrakis also enjoys immersing herself in the industry with her involvement with the Pet Food Institute’s Nutrition Subcommittee as vice-chair; she is also a board of trustee member with the Morris Animal Foundation and most recently has joined the Pet Food Association of Canada’s board of directors. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal science and animal nutrition from the University of Guelph.