Saud Al Askar, Director of Conformity Assessment Department, GCC Standardisation Organisation (GSO).
Rabeb MILED, ANSES (The national agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety), Maisons-Alfort, France.
Excellence and Quality Coordinator for Public Health Directorate – Ministry of Health in Bahrain.
Dr. Mohamed Tharwat Elabbasy is currently a lecturer of meat hygiene at the food control department, faculty of veterinary medicine, Zagazig university, Egypt.
Dr. Rickey Yada received his PhD from the Department of Food Science at the University of British Columbia in 1984.
Hassan Mohamed Al Marzouqi graduated from the Higher College of Technology (HCT) with Bachelors in Food Safety in the year of 2010
Dr. Sarah Burke holds a PhD in the area of Public Health Nutrition from Trinity College Dublin.
Dr. Yvonne Stedman is the Global Microbiology Manager in the Corporate Quality and Food Safety Team at Mars Inc.
Peter Littleton has worked for Holchem in the position of Technical Services Manager for over eleven years.
Asia Abdulwahab Alraeesi developed the first food outbreak management team in Dubai and leading the Dubai Municipality team science 2011.
Dr. Hassan Bayrakdar is the Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India regions in MARS company.
Hugues has worked for the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) in Communications and Events.
Asma Al Senaidi is working as a Senior Food Inspector in Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) since 2009.
Ms. Helene Ayoub holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Public Health in 2012, and a bachelor degree in Human Nutrition and Diet Therapy in 2009 from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
Peter K. Ben Embarek is currently working with the World Health Organization (WHO) at its Headquarters in managing the WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN).
Patrick Wall, Professor of Public Health in University College Dublin’s School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Sciences which hosts the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre.
Joseph Jen has a BS from National Taiwan University, a MS from Washington State University, a PhD from University of California and a MBA from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Ashraf El Zoheiry is food safety expert. He earned a Surgery & Internal Medicine degree at Cairo University in 1997.
Atef Idriss is the President / CEO of MEFOSA SARL (Middle East North Africa Food Safety Associates) and sits at the board of several companies, food industries, and related holding corporations.
Senior Regional Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa. Office of International Programs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amman, Jordan
Ashraf Shehata is Mars regional Director of Quality & Food Safety for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Dr. Bassam Annous is a Research Microbiologist at the Eastern Regional Research Center-USDA-Agricultural Research Service, in Wyndmoor, PA.
Dr. Rasha is a physician (MB BCH in Medicine and Surgery- 1995) with a PhD in Public health since 2003.
Ms. Wafaa Helmi Ayesh is the Director of Clinical Nutrition Department for Dubai Health Authority-Dubai
Dr. Buchanan received his B.S, M.S. M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science from Rutgers University, and post-doctoral training in mycotoxicology at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Sofyan Maghaydah holds a PhD in Human Nutrition from Purdue University, USA.
Dr. Moez SANAA is currently working at the French agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety.
Dr. Hany Anany is currently a Research Associate at the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, Food Science Department of University of Guelph, Canada.
Gina Nicholson, RS is the Global Director of Retail Food Services for NSF International, an independent global organization with nearly 70 years of food safety expertise.
Dr Wigg represents Australia on policy and technical issues relating to agricultural exports and works closely with government agencies, and agricultural & industry groups.
Dr. Sepali Wickrematilake Sri Lankan Medical Doctor graduated from the Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka in 1997
Peter currently works in the Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre of Unilever, as the Science and Technology Leader for Microbiological Safety.
Geoff has been at the forefront of Environmental Health Practice and Entrepreneurship for over 30 years.
Dr Mariem ELLOUZE is a Project Manager at the meat quality and safety department at IFIP, a technical French Institute working with the government.
Dr. Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist at Mississippi State University.
Dr Wayne Anderson is the Director of Food Science and Standards, Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Dr. Abdel-Razak M. Kadry is a senior advisor for Scientific Organizational Development and International Activities at the NCEA in the Office of Research and Development the United States Environmental protection Agency.
Dr. Ila Cote is senior Science Advisor for the USEPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Dr. Vandenberg is Director of the Research Triangle Park Division of the National Center for Environmental Assessment and National Program Director of the Human Health Risk Assessment program at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Sue Ghazala is worldwide recognized expert in Sous Vide and Cook Chill processing; leading the widespread applications for minimally processed (pasteurized) ready-to-eat meals.
Anett Winkler joined Kraft Jacobs Suchard in December 1998 to head up the research microbiology laboratory in Munich.
Gordon has extensive knowledge of the food industry worldwide and has worked in auditing/certification since 1988.
Dr. Walid Alali is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety Epidemiology at the University of Georgia (UGA), USA
Dr.Fabienne Loisy-Hamon has a PhD in microbiology with a speciality in molecular virology
Hailing from Canada originally, Dr. Chapman completed his BSc, MSc and PhD at the University of Guelph (pronounced GWELF).
Richard Sprenger joined Highfield.co.uk Ltd as Managing Director in 1999 following a successful career in local government.
Prof. Joanne Zaida Taylor is a HACCP specialist at the International Centre for HACCP Innovation, University of Salford.
Professor Hegarty has B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Biochemistry and a BA degree in Economics from the National University of Ireland; a Ph.D in Human Nutrition, University of London.
David began his association career in 1993 as the Director of Finance and Administration with a promotion to Executive Director taking place in 1997.
Dr. Ismail Mohamed Al Bulushi received Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2009.
Dr. John Holah is an applied microbiologist and was Head of the Food Hygiene Department, whose work focussed on the prevention of microbial, chemical and foreign body contamination of food during its manufacture, distribution and retail.
Dr Roy Betts is Head of Microbiology at Campden BRI, and currently manages a large team of over 40 scientists and technicians.
Dr. Farber is currently the Director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada.
Eighth Dubai International Food Safety Conference
16-19 November 2013
The Eighth Dubai International Food Safety Conference and IAFP's Second Middle East Symposium on Food Safety will be held from the 17th -19th November 2013 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This conference is organised by the Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality and is supported by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). For the first time, we will also be hosting the annual meeting of International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Food (ICMSF) in Dubai.