Ilana Fischer - VP of Innovation & Strategy

Ilana Fischer serves as Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Schuman Cheese, our parent company. Schuman Cheese is a specialty cheese company that focuses on Italian cheese imports as well as unique domestic cheeses. She leads strategic planning for new product development.

Fischer has also worked towards the exposure of fraud, forgery and adulteration in the Italian cheese industry, a problem which has besieged the category for many years. Fischer brings over 15 years of experience in management and consulting for both corporations and non-profits.

Fischer received a BA magna cum laude in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from NYU, and an MBA in Strategy, Finance, and Social Innovation and Impact from NYU’s Stern School of Business, where she was a Dean’s Scholar.