Delegates at the International Feed Industry Federation’s 26th General Assembly unanimously re-elected Mario Sergio Cutait as IFIF’s Chairman for the 2014-2015 term of office, recognizing Mr. Cutait’s successful leadership since 2012 under which IFIF experienced strong growth in strategic projects and deeper relationships with international stakeholders while attracting a range of new members from across the globe.
Prior to leading IFIF, Mr. Cutait founded and was the first President of Feedlatina, the Latin American Feed Industry Association and former President of Sindirações, the Brazilian Feed Industry Association. Mr. Cutait is a Director of the Brazilian M.CASSAB business group, where he is responsible for a number of business units, including Animal Technology. He is also Director of FIESP - Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo - Agribusiness Department.
Mr. Cutait, on accepting his second term as Chairman, thanked delegates for their trust, as well as “all IFIF Members for their contributions to our success over the last two years, which strengthens IFIF as the voice of the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe and nutritious food.”
Mr. Cutait added, “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 in the next years we continue to be guided by our sustainability aims – produce more, using less, at an affordable cost to the consumer, while championing science-based decisions, the need for continued innovation and better technologies, as well as regulatory convergence and free and fair trade.”
The IFIF Chairman also welcomed and congratulated the following organizations for their election to the IFIF Board of Directors for the 2014 – 2015 term:
• Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
• Alltech, Inc.
• American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
• Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA)
• Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC)
• BASF SE
• China Feed Industry Association (CFIA)
• EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA)
• European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC)
• Feedlatina - Latin American and Caribbean Feed Industry Association
• InVivo NSA
• Sindirações - Brazilian Feed Industry Association