Afaf Makarious

Ms. Afaf Makarious is Global Technical Manager, Beverage Emulsions & Encapsulations at Ingredion for 22 years, with expertise in OSA starches. A patent inventor and developer of a game-changing beverage emulsifier with unique functionality, as well as a co-inventor of two patents on encapsulated nutraceuticals. Afa has extensive experience in formulating, preparing, and evaluating encapsulated flavors, acids, vitamins, and a variety of nutraceuticals in finished foods and beverages.

Also has knowledge of lab, pilot and commercial processes including homogenization, spray drying, and relevant analytical procedures and application tests conducted on emulsions. earned a Six Sigma green belt for Continuous Improvement.

Hold Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Alexandria University in Egypt.
Married with two sons and lives in NJ and enjoy baking, reading, and fishing!