John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., brings an accomplished background to Herbalife Nutrition as a physician, a public health official and a global executive.
Dr. Agwunobi is responsible for the company’s nutrition philosophy and for ensuring that nutrition science is integrated into nutrition training and product education for our independent distributors. He works closely with our team of scientists and Ph.D.’s as well as providing leadership and support to the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and the company’s expert advisory boards.
Dr. Agwunobi brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. Most notably, from 2005-2007, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During his term, he was responsible for disease prevention and health promotion. He oversaw the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and numerous other public health offices and programs.
In the private sector, Dr. Agwunobi served as Senior Vice President and President of health and wellness for Walmart in the United States where he grew the business and provided insight and advice on health reform positions, public health advocacy, health nutrition, employee wellness and emergency response.
Dr. Agwunobi has a broad educational background that includes a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in business administration from Georgetown University. Dr. Agwunobi completed his pediatric residency at Howard University and is currently a licensed physician in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C. He serves on numerous boards including the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), Shopko, Magellan Health Services, Smart Rx Systems Inc. and Oration Health.