WORLD – The International Dairy Federation (IDF), a leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain, has a new President by the name Piercristiano Brazzale.

Mr Brazzale was elected during the Federation’s virtual Annual General Meeting that was held recently.

He takes over from Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, who was elected at the 2016 World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In his new role, Mr Brazzale will steer the work of IDF with the support of the IDF Board, the Science Programme Coordination Committee (SPCC), along with the IDF Head Office and IDF National Committees.

Mr Brazzale has been involved with IDF at all levels since 2012 and is a well-known figure in the IDF community.

 Speaking after his election, Mr Brazzale said: “I am thankful and honoured for the trust the IDF community has put in me to lead the organisation for the next four years.”

As IDF President, Mr. Brazzel said he will be focusing promoting and highlighting the value of the work undertaken by IDF and ensuring dairy continues to be recognised as making a significant role in sustainable food systems.

He further noted he will also be working to ensure IDF and the dairy sector is prepared for the future.

Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products.

The Federation is recognized as an international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector.

It is also a strategic partner for international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Codex Alimentarius.

The IDF says it has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.

“Moving forwards IDF will be in good hands with a committed Board under the new IDF President, Piercristiano Brazzale,” outgoing IDF President Dr Judith Bryans, the first female President of the Federation, said.

Alongside his presidency of IDF, Mr Brazzale will continue to be involved with Brazzale S.p.A., Italy’s oldest dairy company, in uninterrupted activity for at least eight generations, producing cheese and butter since 1784.

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