EU Specialty Food Ingredients News

2015-11A new President for EU Specialty Food Ingredients

At its AGM on 17th November, EU Specialty Food Ingredients General Assembly elected a new Board. Mr Franck Monmont, Regional Director EMEA at Cargill, was appointed President of the federation. He then declared “I am truly honoured by this election and would like to thank the members of the Board for their confidence and congratulate them for their own election. I would also like to warmly thank my predecessor, Mr Ambjerg, for his committed and efficient Presidency, which has confirmed EU Specialty Food Ingredients's essential role in the food and nutrition debates in Europe. I am looking forward to working with EU Specialty Food Ingredients members and the EU Specialty Food Ingredients team to deliver on the strategic objectives we endorsed today and help foster our federation’s recognition among all stakeholders.”

Mr Christian Baz,  Scientific Advisor at EU Specialty Food Ingredients, the European Committee for Umami, was appointed Vice-President and Mr Hans-Christian Ambjerg, Senior Vice-President of Innovation at DSM Nutritrional Products, as Treasurer.

The other administrators are:

For the College of companies

  • Mr François Scheffler, Vice-President – Global Segment Management Human Nutrition, Nutrition & Health Division at BASF SE) 
  • Mr Dominique Speleers, Executive Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Beneo
  • Mrs Angela Naef, Global Technology and Innovation Director for DuPont Nutrition & Health

For the College of associations 

  • Mr Marco Mercenari, President Additives & Processing Aids Group at Federchimica AISPEC
  • Ms Frances Hunt, Secretary General at ISA, International Sweeteners Association
  • Ms Mélanie Le Plaine-Mileur, Secretary General at SYNPA, Syndicat National des Producteurs d'Additifs et d'Ingrédients de la Chaîne Alimentaire
  • Ms Marie-Laure Empinet, Executive Committee Member at Starch Europe

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