Jacek Czarnecki is an expert in the field of food law, food safety and quality, and consumer communication.
At Nestlé Polska, he is responsible for the scope of food legislation and scientific contacts. He also manages the area of master data quality and completeness in the processes of developing recipes, creating labels and communicating technical information about products.
He is the vice-president of the Polish Federation of Food Industry, where he chairs the Committee for Food Legislation and Safety. He is also the vice-president of the Polish Association of Food Industry Employers in the Employers Confederation and a participant in the works of the Advertising Council and Food Sector Council for Competencies.
Associated with the Faculty of Human Nutrition of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, where he graduated, obtained a doctoral degree and with whom he actively cooperates, among others. as a co-author of the publications and a member of the Faculty's Curriculum Council.
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.
Global Quality and Regulatory Director
Global Director Regulation , Food Safety and Customs
Virginie Rivas has 15 years’ experience within quality, regulatory affairs and clinical for various international pharmaceutical groups. She has successfully managed a lot of crisis (as mammary implants, vaccines, ….) and she has been faced to a lot of mitigation/counterfeit on finished products, but on excipients/ active principles during all years into pharmaceutical company. Since 7 years Virginie has joined the BEL GROUP and she is in charge of Regulation and Food SAFETY for the GROUP; Virginie Rivas is an international qualified auditor IRCA for 9001 version 2015 . Virginie is an external Professor for several universities either in pharmacy (for vigilance, recall, crisis) or either in agronomy (crisis management, recall products). Virginie is member of National French Council of Food, president of the Hygiene commission of the French dairy Association , co-president of the Crisis commission of the ANIA (French association of the food industry) and she has a lot of others positions in different Federations.
Head of Food Defence and Regulatory Affairs
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.
Data & Innovation Manager
Group QHSE Director
I'm a food technologist with a significant experience - gained both abroad and in Italy - in a number of food and beverage sectors: milk, cheese, meat and coffee. In addition, I also have a considerable know-how about food packaging as I worked for 5 years in a packaging company. I have always been performing key roles - Technical Director, Plant Manager, Quality Manager - in the following departments: Production, Quality Control, Research & Development. Several experiences have allowed me to see different sides of the business process, appreciating the different faces of the same problem. I think my strength is the ability to learn new things quickly and I am very good at adapting to change in any situation. I believe in Teamwork and the strength it can generate by working for goals. I joined Kaizen's philosophy and believe in continuous improvement through optimizing organization and processes by eliminating waste. I love analysing problem with numbers and facts because across the Lean six-sigma Black Belt certification I understood the power of statistics. In my opinion, a company that wants to express itself at the highest levels should not only try to increase its margins through cost cutting, but also try to implement strategies that ultimately aim at customer satisfaction by making the right product with the fair price, at the right time. My favourite quote is: "Impossible is nothing"
Corporate Director - Quality
Global Sanitation Director
Director of Corporate Quality Assurance
Tania Porsgaard Bayer
Director/Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
I’m Director for Global Regulatory Affairs, at Arla Foods Ingredients. I’m responsible for Food ingredient policy advocacy and for internal regulatory policy within corporate regulatory affairs.
I have over fifteen years of experience in the food industry, including quality, clinical, and regulatory affairs. During my time as Director for the Global regulatory team I’ve been involved in food ingredient approvals in many parts of the world, such as China, EU, US and Australia. Further, creating market access through governmental affairs relations is a big part of my job, where interactions with e.g. Chinese authorities (SAMR).
I oversees compliance and timing as well as defining and paving the way for government approvals.
I’m chairman of the board for Sedan, the Danish industry association for companies that in Denmark produce or market specially designed foods intended for child nutrition, further a member og SNE (Specialized Nutrition Europe) and ADPI (American Dairy Product Institute)
Head of Quality Assurance
Director of HSE and Security
Global Director Science and Regulatory Affairs
Krastina (Plachkova) Stevenson
Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Director Cargill Protein Europe
Director - Microbiology & Food Safety
The Coca-Cola Company
Dr. Colm Scully
Global Microbiology SME
The Coca-Cola Company
Global Director Restaurant Food Safety
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.