Caroline Emond, director general of the International Dairy Federation
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has appointed former Dairy Farmers of Canada executive director Caroline Emond as its new director general.
Emond served as the executive director of the Dairy Farmer of Canada for three years, and brings twenty-four years of experience from senior executive and public affairs roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Emond assumed her new role today and she replaced Nico van Belzen, who had served in the role since 2012.
On her first day in the role, Emond expressed her vision for the IDF, stating that the Federation is committed to driving scientific innovation and helping the dairy sector have a greater impact.
Emond stated: “I am delighted to be joining the International Dairy Federation as Director General and I am proud to be an IDF Global Dairy Ambassador.”
“The IDF is a prestigious institution with a history stretching back over a hundred years and the chance to lead and contribute to the ongoing success of the IDF is a great opportunity.
“I look forward to building on the excellent work undertaken by my predecessor Nico van Belzen and join a dynamic team and engaged community of experts around the world.
“I plan to bring energy, dynamism and a wealth of relevant experience to ensure that the IDF maintains and enhances its position as the authority on global dairy matters.”
“The IDF has an outstanding record in fostering the development of dairy-related science. I am passionate about continuing the IDF’s essential work and communicating these efforts as widely as possible in a compelling fashion.
“The IDF’s unique ability to gain global consensus on key issues makes it the united voice of the international dairy sector. That, coupled with its respected multisectoral expertise places it in a strong position to make a real difference on behalf of the dairy sector and significantly contribute to consumers, producers, processors and stakeholders around the world.
“Now, more so than ever, it is imperative that the dairy sector extols the virtues of dairy produce and clearly demonstrates how dairy is an essential part of a healthy, balanced and sustainable diet.
“I will engage proactively with the relevant stakeholders to further the dairy sector’s interests and ensure the IDF provides international policymakers and influencers with science-based guidance and leadership.”
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