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Lori Kumar, VP Oral Care R&D, VP Oral Care R&D, Pfizer Inc, 201 Tabor Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Dr. Lori Kumar has over 18 years experience in various leadership roles at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare located in New Jersey. She began her career as a scientist and gradually progressed to her current position as the vice president of oral care research and development, overseeing all global research and development.

She led the development of major new oral care products such as Listerine PocketPaks, Tartar Control Listerine and most recently Natural Citrus Listerine Mouthwash. From the laboratory bench to leadership positions in research, she has been actively involved in every phase of the product, including inception through commercialization. Lori also leads the clinical group which develops and supports new claims for existing, as well as, new oral care products under development. Her team’s most recent accomplishments include proving that “Listerine is as effective as flossing”.

Lori received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from New Mexico State University.