EU Specialty Food Ingredients News



At its AGM on 13th November 2019, EU Specialty Food Ingredients elected a new Board for a one-year term.

Mr Gerard Lynch (R&D leader, systems & Texturants, Emulsifiers & Sweeteners Technology and Innovation at DuPont Nutrition & Health), is appointed President. Mrs. Marie-Laure Empinet (Member of EPA – The European Association of Polyol Producers) is appointed Vice-President and Mr Bernd Haber, Global Head of Regulatory for BASF Human Nutrition, was re-appointed Treasurer.

The other administrators are:
For the College of companies

  • Mr Dominique Speleers (Executive Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Beneo)
  • Mr Geert Maesmans (Director Research, Development and Innovation at Cargill Texturizing Solutions)
  • Mr Peter Van Dael (Senior Vice-President Nutrition, Science and Advocacy at DSM )
  • Mr Valter Dompè (President Kemin Food Technologies)

For the College of associations 

  • Mr Miguel Prieto-Arranz (Sector Group Manager at CEFIC – European Chemical Industry Council)
  • Mr Marco Mercenari (Vice-President Additives & Processing Aids Group at Federchimica AISPEC)
  • Mrs Frances Hunt-Wood (Secretary General at ISA, International Sweeteners Association)
  • Mrs Mélanie Le Plaine-Mileur (Secretary General at Synpa, les ingrédients alimentaires de spécialité)
  • Mrs Ulrike Zimmer (Secretary General at VCI – Fachvereinigung Lebensmittelzusatzstoffe)

Congratulations to the new Board!

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