CEO, Alkemist Labs
Élan M. Sudberg is CEO of Alkemist Labs, a passionately committed contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries. He holds a degree in chemistry from California State University Long Beach, and has authored numerous articles on phytochemistry and analytical techniques for the natural products and nutraceutical industry. Elan is on the executive committee of the AHPA board, on the AHPA Education and Research on Botanicals Foundation board, was founding chair of the Hemp and Medical Marijuana committee (now the Cannabis Committee), and chairs the recently inaugurated Psychedelic Plants & Fungi Committee. He has served on the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Board since 2019. Elan received the 2019 NutraIngredients-USA NutraChampion award for advocacy of best testing practices, and the award for Efforts on Behalf of Industry from Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) in 2022.