Outgoing chairman Dave Cieslak, who has led the federation for the last three years, formally handed over the chairmanship at the IFIF Annual General Assembly in Rome on 6 October 2011.
“IFIF is at a critical phase of renewal in the face of important global challenges in the food and feed industry and Mario Cutait is well placed to lead the organization to contribute to the growth of a sustainable feed industry worldwide,” Cieslak said.
Cutait, who previously served as chairman of IFIF’s Education Committee, has a deep understanding and experience of the opportunities and challenges of the international feed industry and was one of the creators of the important international conference series ‘Global Feed & Food’ in 2005 in conjunction with the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and IFIF.
Cutait on accepting his two-year term as chair outlined his vision: “IFIF is the only global platform to discuss common issues and interests of the whole feed chain, spanning seeds to animal protein producers, and is an important link with regulators worldwide. The continued future success of the association will be based on strengthening our industry’s global alignment and broadening the membership base to promote sustainable and safe feed and food to support our growing populations.”
The International Feed Industry Federation
(IFIF) represents over 80% of the global feed industry, and the members of the federation are committed to produce sustainable, safe and nutritious feed and to promote high standards globally.