McNeill will join the executive management team at Norwegian biotechnology innovator Aker BioMarine with responsibility for the company’s on-going programs to research, develop and commercialize new krill-derived products and applications.
Joining Aker BioMarine in 2017 as Director of Product Development, Innovation & Marketing, McNeill has been instrumental in the company’s development of a new product line, which has now grown into an internal product accelerator, as well as its broader work to develop innovative, sustainable products derived from krill.
She said, “I’m excited to be working with such a great team at one of the most innovative companies in Europe. We are working on an exciting pipeline of opportunities and a solid foundation in science and technology along with deep market understanding that will enable us to drive growth both in our current and new segments.”
“We have a remarkable raw material and as a company are committed to understanding how we can best utilize this material to deliver on our mission to improve human and planetary health,” McNeill added. “We will continue to invest in development and grow our team to ensure we build on the success of our innovation efforts in recent years.”
Starting her career with ExxonMobil, first as a process engineer and later in finance, McNeill has since worked in series of product development, business development and strategy roles, including at Ecolab where she oversaw R&D projects in the Food and Beverage division and in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group.
McNeill has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.