Meet Howard Popoola -
Howard Popoola

Howard Popoola

Vice President - Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance The Kroger Co.


As a pioneering Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Compliance Executive, Howard mitigated risks and generated positive brand images through highly effective leadership in food safety, non-food product safety, quality, and associated operating standards and compliance programs at leading foodservice distributors.

Upon an in-depth review of his credentials and experience, you’ll find that he develops and oversees successful programs, standards and processes across large and complex food product lifecycle and supply chain.

His educational background includes a Master of Science degree in Microbiology, an Advanced Masters Certificate in Integrated Supply Chain Management, and numerous industry certifications and memberships.

Howard exceeds quality and safety standards within start-up, turnaround and rapid-change environments due to anticipating safety issues, ensuring that corporate standards and procedures are in alignment with federal and local regulations, participating in strategic business planning, and driving continuous improvement of safety processes.

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