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Senator Kátia Abreu, a representative of the state of Tocantins and the Democriatic party-DEM, is also the first woman to occupy the presidency of CNA - Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil, an entity that brings together Brazilian food producers.
Born in Goiânia, Senator Kátia Abreu holds a degree in psychology. In 1987, she took over the family farm and soon became a Brazilian leader in the Brazilian agribusiness sector. She defends the restructuring of Brazilian agricultural areas in order to guarantee the security of income to Brazilian producers. This sector represents 24% of the gross domestic product (GDP), employing 37% of the work force and generating 36% of exports.
CEO of the family owned Arnoult SA international trading company, created at the end of the 19th
century. The company markets beef, veal, lamb and pork offals as well as some specific cuts in the 27 EU countries. It trades with a variety of clients: slaughterhouses, processors, wholesalers, suppliers of purchasing platforms and hypermarkets, traditional retailers, as well as commercial and collective catering companies. The 2011 turnover exceeded € 75 million for a volume of 17,000 tonnes.
Over the last decade, Jean-Jacques Arnoult was named chairman of the variety meat communication group in Interbev (French Meat & Livestock Association), of USMAG (offal wholesaler trader union in the Rungis wholesale market) and of CNTF (French tripe product federation).
Dr Derek Baker leads the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI’s) team on Changing Demand and Institutions within the Institute’s Research Theme on Markets, Gender and Livelihoods. This team focuses on consumer economics, informal markets, agroindustry and the value chain, in the context of pro-poor development. ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the role livestock plays in pathways out of poverty. ILRI research products help poor people in developing countries enhance their livestock-dependant livelihoods, health and environments through better livestock systems, health, productivity and marketing. ILRI is a member of a CGIAR Consortium of 15 research centres working for a food-secure future. ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and other offices in southern and West Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. Prior to working at ILRI, Derek initiated the agribusiness innovation research program at the Danish Institute of Food and Resource Economics in Copenhagen. Originally a farmer and agribusiness consultant in New Zealand during the pro-market reforms of the mid-late 1980s, Derek has since worked in the public and private sector in over 40 countries. He holds a first class honours degree in Animal Science and Farm Management from Massey University, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.
BINNIE Mary Ann
Manager, Nutrition and Food Industry Relations, Canadian Pork Council
Mary Ann Binnie is Manager of Nutrition and Food Industry Relations with the Canadian Pork Council. In this role, Mary Ann leads the Council’s nutrition strategy and communications, which includes health professional partnerships, nutrition advocacy and technical affairs. Mary Ann serves as the Pork Council’s nutrition spokesperson and is also involved as a member of various health and nutrition organizations.
In 2011, she assumed the Chair of the IMS Human Nutrition and Health Committee. The Committee recently finalized a three-year work plan which has been instrumental in defining the Committee’s purpose. The overall objective of the work plan is to build and promote evidence and resources supporting the consumption of lean red meat as part of a healthy sustainable diet.
Agronomist and farmer, beef and rice productions.
Former President of the Sociedad Criadores de Hereford del Uruguay
Former member of the Junta Nacional de Riego
Former member of the Board of the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
President of the Asociación Rural del Uruguay
Alain BOUVRY was born on 14 January 1950. He is President of Equus SAS and Vice President of Bouvry Exports Calgary (Canada), in partnership with his brother Claude.
Mr BOUVRY set up Equus SA (France) in 1977, Bouvry Exports Calgary in Alberta (Canada) in 1981, and Viande Richelieu in Quebec (Canada) in 1985.
These companies target niche meat markets, with a focus on horse, bison and wapiti. They cover food production, breeding, fattening, slaughtering, cutting and forming for some 20 countries around the world, and have been doing so successfully for over 35 years.
Dr Scott Champion has been the Chief Executive Officer of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and its predecessor body since September 2008.
Before this role Dr Champion was the General Manager, Market Access and Services with Meat & Wool New Zealand and prior to that Dr Champion was the Research, Development and Product Innovation Manager with The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dr Champion has held teaching and research roles in animal production and related areas at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Dr Champion holds a BSc (Hons) and a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His PhD thesis looked at sheep nutrition and its impact on wool growth.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd is the farmer owned industry organisation representing New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd invests farmer levies to help develop a growing sheep and beef industry providing sustainable returns for future generations.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has four programmes – Farm, Market, People and Information – to deliver innovative tools and services to support informed decision making, and continuous improvement in market access, product positioning and farming systems for New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector.
Dacian Cioloş is Member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Between 1998 and 2003, he held a number of management positions linked to agriculture and rural development, notably with the Special Accession Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (SAPARD). From 2005 to 2007, he was Adviser to Romania's Agriculture Minister and Spokesman for Romania in the Special Committee on Agriculture of the EU Council. In 2007, he was appointed Undersecretary of State for European Affairs with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
From 2007 to 2008, he was Romania's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, later heading the Presidential Commission on Agricultural Development Public Policy in Romania.
In 1994, Mr Cioloş obtained a university degree in Horticultural Engineering from the Horticulture faculty of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, in Romania. He went on to pursue postgraduate studies in France, first in Environmental Agronomy at École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes (1996), then in Agricultural Development Economics at École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique and the University of Montpellier I (1997). In October 2005, he received his Certificate in Agricultural Trade from the World Bank Institute and the University of Rome III.
At the age of 20, Joseph Daul took over a small family farm of seven hectares, which he has since managed with his wife and son in Pfettisheim—where he is mayor—12 kilometres from Strasbourg, France. The farm has now grown to 75 hectares and specialises in beef production and sugar beet cultivation.In 1976, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the National Centre for Young Farmers (Centre National des Jeunes Agriculteurs) in charge of European affairs. He also became a member of the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA) and the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. In 1997, he chaired France's National Federation of Beef Producers and the "beef" group in Europe during the "mad cow" crisis. In 1999, he gave up his other functions to concentrate solely on his responsibilities as Member of the European Parliament with the EPP-ED Group, now the EPP Group. In January 2002, he was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and that same year became Chairman of the Conference of Committee Chairmen, which is responsible for preparing the draft agenda for the Parliament's plenary sittings. As a member of the European Parliament Delegation for the WTO negotiations, responsible for Agriculture, Joseph Daul was involved in the ministerial conferences in Seattle (1999), Doha (2001) and Cancun (2003). In January 2007, he was elected Chairman of the EPP Group—and was re-elected in June 2009 and December 2011. He is also Chairman of the European Parliamentary Association (EPA). He retains strong ties to the land and is Chairman of the Strasbourg Abattoir Management Cooperative (160 employees). His educational background includes graduating from France's Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense National—IHEDN). He became an Officer of the Agricultural Order of Merit in 1987, Knight of the National Order of Merit in 1994 and Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1997.
Currently leading the environment team at the French livestock institute (Institut de l’Elevage). He works with the French national beef federation, beef producers, Institutes for Agricultural research in France and in Europe, and government organizations. His main task is to evaluate the links between the environment and cattle production. Many studies carried out concern the methodology and tools developed to evaluate impacts (climate change, water pollution, acidification, etc.) due to agricultural practices. Other studies seek to assess the positive impacts (biodiversity, carbon sequestration in soil, etc.) associated with beef production.
In relation to these two fields, his other main task is the evaluation of production systems, mitigation techniques, etc. This research permits the identification of the necessary elements to reduce negative impacts and develop the positive contribution of beef production on the environment.
FRATTI Luis Alfredo
Luis Alfredo Fratti was appointed Chairman of the National Meat Institute of Uruguay in March 2005 and still holds office.
He is a veterinarian who obtained his title in 1985 at the University of Uruguay. He was after appointed Head of Bromatology and Veterinarian in charge of the Cerro Largo Zoo, Cerro Largo Municipality. In the period 1990 – 1993 he was Services Director at the Cerro Largo Municipality. He was then named Chairman of the Medical Veterinay Centre of Cerro Largo and Chairman of the Agricultural Society of Cerro Largo. From 1999 to 2004 he was Vice Chairman of the Rural Federation. In the period 2002 to 2004 he was member of the Board at the National Meat Institute, representing the Rural Federation.
DEGE TRADING Sàrl is a French Company, created in 1995, with a subsidiary based in South Africa, dealing especially with raw hides and skins and located near the German border.
Denis GEISSMANN, Managing Director, has an experience of over 30 years in international trading with hides and semi-tanned products. In addition, sometimes he operates as Sworn Broker.
He is also President of the French General Union of Hides and Skins based in Paris.
Suppliers are located in Europe, United States as well as in South America for worldwide deliveries.
The experience and extended relationship of DEGE TRADING enable to meet the requirements of everyone by offering goods of quality with best possible prices.
Veterinarian, presently President of the Dutch meat Association (Centrale Organisatie voor de Vleessector
, COV). He is also President of the Dutch Meat Manufacturing Association, Vice Chairman of the Meat industry section of UECVB (European Livestock And Meat Trading Union), Vice president of CLITRAVI (Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the European Union) and President supply chain group of CLITRAVI. Former position:
Before that, he has been Director of the Dutch Food and Product safety Authority, general manager of the MAF Verification Agency in New Zealand, deputy CVO in the Ministry of Health and member of several EU and Codex Committees.
Doctor Phil HADLEY is from a practical meat industry background originally having trained as a butcher in a traditional family abattoir/retail business. He became a Graduate of the Institute of Meat and qualified and worked as a meat inspector for several years. During this time he gained a Masters degree in Advanced Meat Science from the University of Bristol and published his work on the impact of dirty animals on carcass microbiology. This work became the science base for the UK Clean Livestock policy and Phil was involved in the training and implementation of this new policy, which was subsequently used in other parts of the world. He gained a Phd in Animal Production from the University of Nottingham studying the role of ectoparasites on hide and skin quality for the leather sector. Phil HADLEY is currently Senior Regional Manager for Eblex, the levy board for the English beef, sheep and meat sectors and has particular interests in fifth quarter material.
Dave is the Executive Vice President of Kaluzny Bros., Inc. of Joliet, Illinois.
He currently serves as the President of the World Renderers Organization (WRO).
He is the past Chairman of the National Renderers Association (NRA). He currently serves there as a member of the board of directors. Before that he was the Chairman of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF) and now serves on its executive committee and board of directors.
He is the immediate past president of the Chicago Midwest Meat Association (CMMA). He also sits on the board of directors of EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products, Inc.
He holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance both from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL.
Heading the Insight & Innovation department in Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board, Helen is always on the quest for inspiring ideas. Backed up by a decade of client side marketing planning expertise at Cadburys, and a Master in economics, she knows the tricks of the trade. At Bord Bia she is renowned for a dynamic consumer centred approach and employing cutting edge research.
Helen has fostered and guided many Irish brands’ success. Her initiatives e.g. forsight4food, and the consumer lifestyle trends programme help to further the Irish standing as a premium supplier of food and drinks worldwide. Her work has been documented in many talks and publications.
Christophe Lafougère is a Director of the food & drink market consultancy and research firm GIRA.
Since joining GIRA 20 years ago, he has headed many consultancy and research assignments throughout the food and drink chain.
He has directed major GIRA multiclient studies on animal protein supply chains worldwide, as well as a large number of strategic consultancy and market due diligence assignments.
His most recent work has been in areas as varied as pigmeat export markets, dairy commodities price formation and the outlook for European catering markets.
Chris Lamb has spent nearly all his career in food marketing. Initially working on a range of major, advertised food brands including Oxo and Fray Bentos, he moved into the poultry industry in 1980. Here he developed a wide range of successful, branded, added value fresh and frozen chicken and turkey products. He was then poached by the brand leader, Bernard Matthews, to be Marketing Director. He joined MLC (Meat and Livestock Commission) in 1992 as Consumer Marketing Manager and was responsible for a variety of major communication programmes including advertising and promotional campaigns, the Beef Recovery Programme post BSE and a wide range of consumer issues from e-coli and GMO’s to FMD and Avian Influenza. Throughout the transition of MLC becoming the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Chris' marketing roles evolved into the Head of Marketing role for BPEX, the pig division of AHDB. Recently retired, he is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.
After obtaining a master's degree in private law, Mr Langlois began his career as Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs for the employers' trade association Union Interprofessionnelle Patronale in the Finistère region of France.
Mr Langlois went on to work as the company's Managing Director then Chairman & CEO, and currently serves as Chairman.
Mr Langlois is also Chairman of the French Meat Wholesalers' Federation (FNICGV) and the French Meat and Livestock Association (INTERBEV).
An animal scientist and economist, he has done his career in the live trade and meat industry sector. He has been member of the EU Commission advisory committee for the meat industry and international trade.
Recently retired, he now works as a consultant on animal welfare in handling, transport and slaughter, with a particular interest on issue such as the place of domestic animals in society and man–animal relationships.
Bill is a partner and co-founder of FoodMinds, a food and nutrition affairs company that specializes in harnessing science, public affairs and communications to meet business and public health objectives.
Bill provides strategic counsel on health & wellness initiatives to multi-national companies and organizations including the IMS Human Nutrition and Health Committee.
Before co-founding FoodMinds, Bill directed the Food & Nutrition groups at Edelman Public Relations and Porter Novelli.
Bill also served as U.S.D.A.’s first director of nutrition promotion and was responsible for producing the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and updates to the Food Guide Pyramid.
Bill has a degree in public administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He began his career as a congressional investigator and spent many years on Capitol Hill focusing on food, nutrition and agricultural policy with a special emphasis on food safety and nutrition.
The foods most often on Bill’s mind are olives marinated in a martini, medium rare rib eye, wild mushrooms, sugar snap peas, sourdough bread, and fresh picked peaches.
Mr Li He is Board Chairman of Kerchin Group. Kerchin Group is one of the largest beef processing companies in China.
Mr Li entred the beef industry in 1997 and continuously focus on this industry for 15 years. As a Senior Economist License holder, Mr Li saw the great potential of beef market in China which is well-known the country with pork consumption habit for thousands of years. After visiting 42 large-scale beef processing enterprises all around the world, Mr Li built up an ambition which is to establish China’s number one beef company.
Beyond the tough period of beginning, Kerchin is now on a way of rapid development. Kerchin was appointed as Official Beef Supplier of the 29th Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Official Beef Supplier of the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and Official Beef Supplier of the 26th Shenzhen Summer Universiade in 2011. Kerchin was also appointed as the Specialised Beef and Lamb Supplier of 2010 Shanghai EXPO.
Kerchin is always focusing on constructing cattle breeding and fattening bases within the industry. Kerchin group has founded its own cattle breeding and fattening bases in the areas of Inner Mongolia Tongliao, Hulun Buir, Jilin Changling, Henan Xinye, Minquan etc.
Mr Li He is Permanent Director of CMA(China Meat Association) since 2003. He is elected as Committee Member of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) since 2003. He is Vice-President of CCIC (China Chamber of International Commerce Inner Mongolia Branch) since 2003. In 2004, Mr Li was elected as executive member of CMA Beef Branch then elected as Vice-president in 2009.
Dr Stewart Ledgard is a Principal Scientist in the Land and Environment Section at AgResearch in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is internationally recognised for research in two areas. The first is in nitrogen cycling and losses from pastoral farming systems. This includes development and evaluation of practical farm mitigation options to reduce nitrogen losses. His second research area is life cycle management, which targets resource use efficiency and environmental emissions efficiency across the life cycle of agricultural products. Recent focus has been on carbon footprinting of milk, meat and fibre products from agriculture in collaboration with primary sector groups. Stewart is also an adjunct Professor of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre, Massey University
President of IMS
Arturo Llavallol has been a member of the IMS Executive Council since 2002 and was appointed Vice-President in 2008. He was elected President of the IMS in 2010.
The President, who undertook his university studies in Economics, has been an agricultural producer since 1957. He was the first President of the Institute for the Promotion of Argentine Beef (IPCVA), and is presently a Councillor to the Institute. He has been Vice - President of Sociedad Rural Argentina, and is currently its Director of Political Action and Public Relations. He is also President, of CICYP – the Argentine chapter of the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production. His livestock interests are many – he is a former President of the Argentine Hereford Association, and was also Vice President of the Argentine Association of Equine Promotion.
He has done his career in research at INRA (National Agronomic Research Institute), where he was an economist specialized in the meat chain and retail prices. He has worked on the power relationship between producers, industry and retailers, to answer questions regarding value breakdown and margins. He also worked on competitiveness issues in the retail meat sector, from the major big French companies, through to the discount system.
He now works as a meat consultant with an interest in the ecologic issues linked to meat and livestock, for example climate, pollution, vegetarian attitude.
Prof Cheryl M E McCrindle BVSc(Hons) PhD, is a registered veterinarian, with considerable experience in production animal medicine and veterinary public health. Her research interests include farming systems and the welfare of livestock and working equids. She has published extensively in peer review journals as well as conference proceedings and is listed on the FAO website as an expert in farm animal welfare.
Angus McIntosh is Commercial (Procurement) Vice President for Mars Petcare in Europe. Mars is one of the world’s leading food businesses, operating in chocolate, gum, beverages, food and pet food in which it is one of the largest global players, with famous brands such as Whiskas, Pedigree, Sheba and Cesar. Mr McIntosh has worked for Mars for over 21 years, for most of that time in Procurement in Chocolate, Food and Petcare, in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. In the last six years he has headed the Procurement function for Mars’ Petcare business in Europe. He also works closely with colleagues in other regions and will speak on behalf of Mars Petcare globally.
MIZE Jim Vice President Global Sector – Food Packaging Solutions of Sealed Air Corporation In this role, Jim works with marketing counterparts globally to bring new food packaging solutions to customers around the world. Sealed Air is the new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection serving customers in 175 countries.Jim has been in marketing roles with the Cryovac brand at Sealed Air for thirty-one years. During this period, he has worked in marketing research, new business development and marketing management. The markets he worked with include a broad range of packaging for perishable foods including fresh meats, processed meats, dairy products and prepared foods. Jim is also the current Chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association.Prior to joining Sealed Air Corporation, Jim held various jobs in Agricultural Research and Finance. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, with an MS degree in Agricultural Economics and a BS degree in Forestry.
David Nelson is Global Strategist with Rabobank's Food and Agribusiness research group, with specific coverage for the animal protein and grains and oilseeds sectors.
Prior to joining Rabobank he was Portfolio manager for the Altima One World Agro Fund. For 18 years he was an equity research analyst covering food and agribusiness stocks. He was named the n°1 agribusiness analyst by Greenwich Associates for 12 straight years and an Institutional Investor magazine All-Star analyst for 10 years. During this time he was lead analyst for the IPOs of Bunge, Kraft, and Keebler.
Mr. Nelson has served on advisory committees to the U.S. Census of Agriculture, the National Soybean Processors Association, and the National Pork Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Smithfield Foods.
Stuart graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995. He returned to McMaster in 1997 to assume a faculty position and is now a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. Stuart is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover. As well he is keenly interested in diet and exercise-induced changes in body composition
Guillaume Roué is a farmer and pig breeder from Dirinon, Brittany, in France's Finistère region
He is Vice Chairman of the French National Pig Association (Fédération Nationale Porcine), a specialist arm of the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles). A stronger believer in the importance of marketing processed products, he is also Chairman of pig processing cooperative Prestor and a member of the supervisory board of Gad, a pig slaughtering and processing business.
He was elected by representatives of the French pig industry as Chairman of the national pig trade association INAPORC in September 2002.
Mr Roué is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and is Chairman of Paris Meat Congress, the company organising the 19th World Meat Congress in Paris.
Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
Prior to this position, Scuse served as Deputy. Under Secretary for the FFAS mission area from 2009 to 2011 with primary responsibility over our domestic programs (Farm Services Agency and Risk Management Agency). Before joining USDA, Mr. Scuse was Secretary of Agriculture for Delaware from May 2001 until September 2008, when Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) named him as her chief of staff. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Scuse served as both chairman of the Kent County (Delaware) Regional Planning Commission and chairman of USDA's FSA State Committee. Before that, he was Kent County Recorder of Deeds. In addition to serving as NASDA vice president while agriculture secretary, Mr. Scuse was also president of the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He lives in Smyrna, Delaware, with his wife Patrice.
Mick Sloyan is the Director of BPEX, the statutory organisation for the English pig production and processing industry and Deputy Chief Executive of AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board). He joined the Meat and Livestock Commission in 1977 as an Economist after obtaining a BSc in Agricultural Economics and an MSc in Agricultural Policy. During his career at MLC Mick has also worked on the links between meat and human health and has worked on secondment for the British Government in Sudan.
Mick SLOYAN is the Deputy Chairman of the International Meat Secretariat Pork Committee. He started his career in the meat industry at the age of 14 as a butcher’s delivery boy!
Former Congressman Stenholm is a Senior Policy Advisor at OFW Law. Born in Stamford, Texas, Mr. Stenholm went on to serve the 32-county, 17th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Stenholm was a member of the House Committee on Agriculture throughout his 26-year House career, serving as the Committee’s ranking Democrat for his last eight years until 2004. He earned a reputation for building bipartisan alliances in areas as diverse as agriculture, resource conservation, food safety, Social Security, energy, health care, and the budget.
Mr. Stenholm currently serves as Co-Chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and sits on the Board of Directors for the Concord Coalition, the Business and Industry Political Action Committee, and the Coalition for a Fiscally Sound America. He is also a member of the Farm Foundation Round Table and the 25 x 25 Steering Committee. Mr. Stenholm graduated from Tarleton State Junior College and Texas Tech University with a BS and MS in agriculture education. He has also received honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and McMurry Universities.
Mr Traoré, 54, joined FAO in March this year as Regional Representative for Africa after heading the African Union’s Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources for three years.
A veterinarian and livestock expert, Mr Traoré was also Mali’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China between 2000 and 2005. The previous Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, Spain’s José M. Sumpsi, was appointed Assistant Director-General, Technical Cooperation Department on January 1.
Dr Bernard VALLAT was elected Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in May 2000 by the World Assembly, which brings together the national Delegates of all OIE Member Countries. His first five-year term in office began on 1 January 2001. In May 2010, the Organisation's 178 Member Countries elected Dr VALLAT to a third term in office.
Bernard VALLAT is 63 years old. He graduated from the National Veterinary School in Toulouse (France) in 1971, qualifying as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He then took two postgraduate courses, first in tropical veterinary medicine (1972), then in animal nutrition at the Institut National Agronomique in Paris (1973). In addition to this scientific training, he studied economics and management at Paris X University, where he obtained an advanced graduate diploma in development economics in 1983.
Van DAMME Inge
DVM, graduated in 2008 from Ghent University, Belgium. She now works in the department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Her PhD, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lieven De Zutter, focuses on enteropathogenic Yersinia in pigs and pork.
Senior scientist at Wageningen UR Livestock Research. Research fields: grassland management, livestock systems and environmental impact of livestock systems. Working in research since 1985, PhD Environmental Sciences in 2006.
In 2009 and 2010 he worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in Rome on the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions of the global livestock sector. This work is continued in calculation on water use and biodiversity in 2010. In 2011 he works on the development of a database of feed materials with their carbon footprint for use in the Dutch feed industry.
Managing director of the Nick Winters Hides & Skins Group
, a French based company with subsidiaries in several EU countries, trading raw and semi-finished hides and skins of European origin to tanneries worldwide. He has been in the trade since 1992 and has seen drastic changes to the way hides and skins have been traded over the last twenty years especially with the emergence of larger multi-national meat groups. The company is now actively involved in helping these larger groups market their hide production in a professional manner.
Nick Winters is also Vice-President of the International Council of Hides and Skins Leather Trade Association (ICHSLTA).