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IFIF elects Joel G. Newman as chairman

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ROME — The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has elected Joel G. Newman, president and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), as IFIF chairman for 2016-2017.

Outgoing Chairman Mario Sergio Cutait, who has led the federation for the last four years, formally handed over the chairmanship at the General Assembly in Rome and welcomed  Newman’s election:

“IFIF is at a critical phase of implementing its new strategy in the face of important global challenges and opportunities in the food and feed chain and Joel Newman is well placed to lead the federation to contribute to the growth of a sustainable feed industry worldwide,” Cutait stated

Newman previously served as chairman of IFIF’s Policy Committee and as a member of the IFIF board of directors. He has more than three decades of diverse executive experience in agribusiness as well as international feed industry matters.

Newman, on accepting his two-year term as chairman, highlighted that “through our efforts and partnerships we have positively impacted the environmental footprint, the international regulatory framework, the efficiency and the image of our industry. As we work together we will continue to champion science-based decisions, the need for continued innovation and better technologies, as well as regulatory convergence and free and fair trade.”

The International Feed Industry Federation is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations and corporate members from around the globe, representing over 80 percent of the feed production worldwide.  For more information on IFIF visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, executive director, at info@ifif.org.

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