Chief Global Innovation Officer
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Rizal Hamdallah, Chief Innovation Officer at Ocean Spray, has dedicated his career to creating impact through innovation. As the lead for Ocean Spray's Innovation, Research and Development teams, he is charged with developing the next generation of health-focused products for the historic farmer-owned cooperative.
"At my core I am a creator, and throughout my career I have been guided to understand and build empathy with consumers. Ultimately, that's how to develop and deliver innovative products that consumers didn't even know they needed," said Rizal. "I am excited to build upon the foundational legacy of Ocean Spray and create the next era of healthy, delicious products for consumers around the world.”
Prior to joining Ocean Spray, Rizal was Managing Director at Tyson Foods where he helped the company launch a series of new product categories. He also served at consumer brands such as Unilever, Nestle, Abbott Laboratories and SC Johnson. Additionally, he is the Founder of GetBetty, Inc., a start-up offering on-demand beauty services.
In 2019, Rizal was named one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honorees. He is also a US Patent Holder and in 2018 he received the “Most Active Corporation of the Year” Award from Plug and Play, a global innovation platform. Through his work at Tyson, he helped that company earn The 10 Smartest Sustainable Products of 2018 award from Time Magazine. Rizal earned his Master of Product Development in Design and Management degree at Northwestern University, Chicago.