Professor Asker Jeukendrup
Professor Asker Jeukendrup is the Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
As one of the world’s leading sports nutrition experts his appointment demonstrates a commitment to expanding the Institute’s learning and scientific agenda.
Following his studies at Maastricht University and the University of Texas, Asker became the youngest professor at the Birmingham University in 1998.
Asker is a distinguished sport and exercise nutritionist, having published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also organised numerous International Conferences on the topic of sports nutrition and speaks at leading industry events around the world.
Asker’s research has had a significant impact in the field of sports nutrition. His research has also had a direct impact on the nutritional advice given to athletes by translating the science into practical messages – he has worked with an array of world class athletes including Haile Gebrselassie and the Rabobank cycling team.
In his spare time, Asker is a keen triathlete and is a 19-time Ironman finisher.
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