Speakers | ANUFOOD Brazil | Feira internacional para o setor de alimentos e bebidas

Congress brings together international experts

Ensuring access to food for the growing world population is the major challenge for government leaders and industry in this 21st century. With more than 7.5 billion people today, the world is expected to exceed 11 billion by 2100. To discuss the situation and seek solutions for food security, ANUFOOD Brazil will bring together experts during the Congress that will have the curatorship and expertise of FGV Projects (Fundação Getúlio Vargas).


José Graziano da Silva
Director-General at FAO

Since he took office as Director-General at FAO in 2012, his management has led to major changes in the Organization. These reforms have encouraged a redefinition of FAO’s work focus strengthening institutional resources, partnerships with civil society, the private sector and the academic community, as well as a greater support from FAO to South-South Cooperation.

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Manuel Otero
Director-General at IICA

Manuel Otero holds a M.Sc. in Agricultural Development and in Animal Production. He has worked for 10 years as a government official in Argentina, as an agricultural attaché in Washington D.C. and later as vice president of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA – Argentina).

His career at IICA has spanned 25 years, during which he held a number of distinguished positions.


Marcos Sawaya Yank
CEO at Asia-Brazil Agro Alliance

He is an Agronomist and President of the Agro Asia-Brazil Alliance, an organization based in Singapore that aims to improve the profile and representativeness of Brazilian agribusiness in Asian countries. Previously, Jank was an associate lecturer at University of São Paulo (ESALQ and FEA).


Jonathan Brooks
Head of Afro-Food Trade and Markets Division at OECD

He is a senior economist in the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate and primarily works in the agricultural policy, trade and development areas. Jonathan Brooks has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics


Anita de Souza Dias Gutierrez
Head of Horticulture Quality Centre at Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo

Anita Gutierrez has a degree, a Master’s Degree and a Specialisation Course in Agronomic Engineering from the University of São Paulo. She is currently Head of Horticulture Quality Centre at Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo.


Luis Ferando Ceribelli Madi
ITAL General Director

Master’s Degree in Packaging from the Michigan State University Packaging School, USA. Food Engineer, School of Food Engineering – FEA, UNICAMP. Currently, Director-General of the Institute of Food Technology – ITAL of the Agriculture and Supply Department of São Paulo State Government.


Wilson Mello
Chairman of the Directors’ Board at ABIA

Wilson Mello, current Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Danone, and took office as Chairman of Abia’s Board of Directors in April 9, 2018.

He began his career as a lawyer at Machado Meyer Sendacz and Opice Advogados, and has also worked for companies such as and BRF.


João Dornellas

João Dornellas is CEO at ABIA. In addition to his degree in Milk and Dairy Products Technology, he has a degree in Business Administration from Ítalo Brasileira University and an MBA degree from Insper.

The executive began his career in 1984 at Nestlé’s industrial section in Brazil. For nearly 20 years, he held a number of distinguished positions in factories in Brazil and abroad.


Sebastião Barbosa

Sebastião Barbosa is CEO at Embrapa. He holds a B. Sc. in Agronomic Engineering from Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), with a master’s degree in Entomology and a PhD in Entomology and Integrated Pest Management from the University of the State of Mississippi (USA), which awarded him the honorary doctorate in science in 2014.

His professional career brings together diverse experiences in the academic, research and management areas.


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