Ryan Richard is the Vice President, Industry Engagement, Retail Grocery at GS1 US, a not-for-profit information standards organization, where he leads the GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative. Through this collaboration, Ryan works closely with supply chain partners, industry associations, and academia to address how GS1 Standards can support innovation, efficiency, and food traceability in the retail grocery industry.
Prior to joining GS1 US, Mr. Richard spent two decades with three top multinational corporations—Kraft Foods, Inc., Mondelēz International and Philip Morris. In these roles, he focused on business process harmonization, global data synchronization and the implementation of GS1 Standards to make the companies’ retail grocery supply chains more efficient.
Mr. Richard received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.