Public Affairs
Committee

The Public Affairs Committee shapes FIA’s approach to interacting with policymakers and other key opinion leaders throughout the region. Drawing on the expertise of the Science & Technical Committee, the Public Affairs Committee promotes best practice and pushes for the development of consistent, science-based policies.

A key pillar of this Committee’s work is to develop and implement an industry strategy to promote the value of self-regulation, especially in the context of obesity prevention. At the heart of this strategy is the promotion of public-private partnerships and the role they can play in delivering wider benefits to society.

The Public Affairs Committee also takes the lead on crisis communications and is responsible for developing and approving processes and strategies that strengthen the industry’s ability to monitor, contain and respond to emerging issues in a swift and decisive manner.

  • Bruce Blakeman
    VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE AFFAIRS,
    ASIA PACIFIC,
    CARGILL
  • Pablo Largacha
    VICE PRESIDENT,
    PUBLIC AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS,
    COCA-COLA ASIA PACIFIC
  • Carlos W. J. Van Der Linden
    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
    CRISP SENSATION
  • William Green (Deputy Chairman)
    VICE PRESIDENT,
    PUBLIC AFFAIRS,
    DANONE ASIA PACIFIC
  • Christina Celestine
    COMMUNICATIONS,
    APAC,
    DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
  • Ravi Cannetta
    DIRECTOR, INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS &
    PUBLIC RELATIONS, SOUTH EAST ASIA,
    FERRERO ASIA LIMITED
  • Fiona Hutchinson
    SENIOR REGULATORY MANAGER,
    ADVOCACY,
    FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LIMITED
  • Hendro H Poedjono (Committee Chairman)
    DIRECTOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    FRIESLANDCAMPINA AMEA
  • Brian Walsh
    LEGAL DIRECTOR,
    ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA,
    GENERAL MILLS
  • Sharon Tang
    REGIONAL DIRECTOR,
    CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & CSR,
    AEMEA,
    THE HERSHEY COMPANY
  • Rebecca Boustead
    DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS,
    PUBLIC AFFAIRS & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS,
    KELLOGG’S ASIA PACIFIC
  • Leanna Mix
    MARKETING DIRECTOR,
    KERRY
  • Sangil Han
    MANAGER, QUALITY MANAGEMENT,
    LOTTE CONFECTIONERY
  • David Kiu
    VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AFFAIRS,
    APMENA, 
    MARS CHOCOLATE 
  • Linda Ming
    DIRECTOR,
    CORPORATE RELATIONS,
    MCDONALD’S ASIA PACIFIC,
    MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA (APMEA) FRANCHISE PTE LTD
  • Can Buharali
    DIRECTOR,
    CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS,
    MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
    MONDELÄ’Z
  • Tengku Marina Tunku Annuar Badlishah
    REGIONAL HEAD, ASIA AND OCEANIA,
    CORPORATE REGULATORY & SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS,
    NESTLÉ
  • Shaiful Bahari Mahpar
    DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS AND CITIZENSHIP NAPIM,
    ASIA PACIFIC REGION,
    PEPSICO
  • Abby Tan
    REGIONAL MANAGER,
    FOOD REGULATORY,
    PERFETTI VAN MELLE ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD
  • Julia Zhu
    GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR,
    STARBUCKS
  • Daniel Quek
    VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AFFAIRS,
    SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD ASIA PTE. LTD
  • Conor Delahunty
    VICE PRESIDENT,
    INNOVATION - FLAVORS,
    SYMRISE ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD
  • Shweta Shukla
    DIRECTOR,
    SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS,
    UNILEVER
  • Jon Hixson
    VICE PRESIDENT,
    YUM! BRANDS