Suzy X. Zeng

Executive in Residence
Executives in Residence

Suzy Zeng

Biography at a Glance

Suzy Zeng is an Executive in Residence in Department of Marketing at the Daniels College of Business.

Suzy is a global business executive with strong expertise in business development, product innovation, and consumer insights. She worked for several Fortune 500 consumer goods companies including Kraft Foods and PepsiCo for 20+ years, and most recently served as Vice President of Global Business Development for DanoneWave/Whitewave Foods. Suzy has broad and diverse leadership experience including Executive Board Management, JV GM and leadership team recruiting, and US-Asia importing and exporting business. Suzy is a co-founder of Z-Choice International, LLC specializing in business creation and development by connecting small and medium size US companies with the right Chinese counterparts, and facilitating their business growth.


  • Executive Business Innovation program, IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Master of Science, Food Science & Nutrition, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Awards and Honors

  • President’s Award from PepsiCo Foods International
  • Several patents granted in Food Innovation


  • Healthy Living
  • Embracing Diversity