About The Speaker
Mella Frewen´s previous positions include Director for Government Affairs EMEA at Monsanto, dealing with agricultural biotechnology, conventional agriculture, seeds and agri-chemistry. Prior that, she was Director, International Relations for Cerestar, then Europe´s biggest starch producer. From this role and her ones in the Ferruzi and Eridania Bégin-Say Groups, stationed in Brussels, she has a wide experience of relations with intermational institutions, as European Union and trade associations within the food chain, as well as with the agri-food and non-food, and chemical sectors. Ms Mella Frewen has represented the Food Industry in the several EU Commission Advisory Committees and Standing Committees. She is currently of the EU Commission´s High Level Steering Board for the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, of its Scientific Jury for EUCYS ( Competition for Young Scientists) and of the EU Commission´s TTIP Advisory Group. She is also member of several food industry-related Boards.