Thanasis Kriaras is Regional EUAU Quality & Food Safety Lead for External Supply Chain (co-manufacturing) at General Mills. He has 15 years of experience in various key managerial roles related with Food Safety & Quality and a broad perspective of food industry worldwide. Thanasis holds a BSc degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from Agricultural University of Athens (Greece) and a MSc in Food Science, Food Technology & Food Management from Wageningen University (The Netherlands). He has also post graduate education on Organizational Management and TQM, while he is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 22000:2005. He has participated in several Food Safety & Quality conferences across the globe and in 2015, he was a guest speaker at GFSI Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some areas of his expertise are: Food Safety & Quality Auditing, Supply Chain Food Safety & Quality Risk Management, 3rd Party Certification Schemes, HACCP, GMPs, Allergens & Sanitation Management. Thanasis has been at his current role since 2015, and he is responsible for developing strategies and driving execution of risk management and quality excellence across all GM co-manufacturers within EUAU Region.