The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has elected Joel G. Newman, President and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) as chairman for 2016-2017. IFIF’s global membership accounts for more than 80% of world feed production.
\"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,\" said outgoing chairman Mario Sergio Cutait.
Mr. Newman, who previously served as Chair of IFIF\'s Policy Committee and as a Member of the IFIF Board of Directors, has more than three decades of diverse executive experience in agribusiness and will bring his longstanding experience both with IFIF as well as international feed industry matters to the role of IFIF Chairman.
“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,\" said Newman on accepting his two-year term of office.