The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has appointed Piercristiano Brazzale, co-owner of Italy’s oldest dairy processing company, as its new president.
Brazzale will succeed Dr Judith Bryans, CEO of Dairy UK and the first female president of the federation, who has served in the role since 2016.
Over the next four years, Brazzale will head the work of the IDF – which he has been involved with since 2012 – with the support of its board, head office and national committees, as well as the Science Programme Coordination Committee (SPCC), which he formerly chaired.
Alongside his new role, he will continue to be involved with Italy’s oldest dairy company, Brazzale, as its seventh-generation co-owner.
Speaking upon his appointment, Brazzale said: “I will be focusing on several key areas during my term; promoting and highlighting the value of the work undertaken by IDF, ensuring dairy continues to be recognised as making a significant role in sustainable food systems; and ensuring IDF and our sector is prepared for the future and speaking out on the big issues of our time.
“The challenges facing the world regarding sustainable nutrition are immense, and I am confident that with the contribution of our strong and growing base of global dairy experts, we can and will embrace them.”
The IDF is a recognised international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector and a strategic partner for international organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Codex Alimentarius.
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