Global Senior Director Food Safety & Quality Management - Supply Chain and External Manufacturing
Chairperson Room 1
Kraft Heinz’s vision is: Sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally! Rachid is accountable for External Manufacturing & Supply Chain and with a senior professional team distributed across the globe to mitigate Food Safety & Quality risks, lead various improvement initiatives, govern various global processes, manage change and trouble shoot where required cross functionally and creates real long-lasting partnership wherever he goes.
As some of you may already know, Rachid is very skilled at making events he chairs interactive while working closely with the audience to stimulate conversation and enhance learnings. We look forward to having Rachid back with us. Get ready for some exciting conference days!
Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety
Chairperson Room 2
Roberto holds a PhD in Chemistry and Food Technology from Parma University. He started his career with Barilla in 1992 and has over 25 years' experience in R&D, innovation and food processing. Roberto has held several Research and Development management positions at European and Glbal level within Barilla Group, such as RD&Q Director in Kamps/Lieken in Germany until 2008, Vice President Product Development Bakery at Group level until 2014, Vice President R&D Region Italy and VP for the Center of Expertise Bakery at Global level until 2017. Roberto is currently Vice President Global Quality and Food Safety for the Barilla Group.
Co-chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative
Fmr. Mondelez GFSI
Over 30 years experience at the highest levels in blue chip companies , regulators, universities and NGOs
leading on food and consumer safety from program, policy and product design to verification of system effectiveness and enterprise risk management
leader of the mondelez food safety team that was recognized in 2021 with the iafp black pearl award
Currently co-chair of the global food safety initiative and dedicated to developing thinking on the future of food safety management and helping organizations effectively manage their food safety risk
Head of Food Defence
Bart Ingredients supply a wide range of ingredients including herbs and spices from origins around the world. These products are widely considered to be at risk from adulteration and contamination. Bart Ingredient’s Food Defence Team focusses on the Integrity of Ingredients throughout the global supply chains. Gideon has worked in the UK and overseas in primary food production and technical management for 15 years, with experience of the challenges of emerging ingredients and new technologies.
Quality and Food Safety Director, Europe & Asia
With 2,5 years in Bunge, Senay has over 24 years of experience in the field of R&D , Regulatory and especially Quality and Food Safety.
She is Quality and Food Safety Director, Europe & Asia in Bunge. Her role is to define and implement Bunge Quality and Food/Feed Safety strategy ,key programs, operation standards and leverage Quality and Food Safety Culture.
She started her career at a Packaging Company and later at Unilever where she performed different roles; R&D Engineer, Factory Quality Manager and Global Quality Excellence Manager responsible for Food, Refreshment, Home and Personal Care Categories.
Before joining the Bunge, she worked as the Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs in Lactalis Turkey for two years.
She graduated with a degree in Food Engineering and later completed Business Administration and Management, BBA.
Senay is passionate about excellence in quality, food safety, IT technologies and leadership development.