Science & Technical Committee

The Science & Technical Committee (STC) focuses on issues of science and technology, informing and guiding the development of FIA policy by reviewing all relevant science and regulatory factors that might influence the outcomes of the association.

The STC leads FIA’s long-term project to secure harmonised food standards throughout Asia. Additionally, it provides timely, expert opinion and technical advice on emerging issues that impact the food and beverage industry.

  • Ratih Puspitasari (Deputy Chairman)
    DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AND
    SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS SEA AND INDIA,
    CARGILL
  • Ng Kim Keat (Committee Chairman)
    SCIENTIFIC AND
    REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR,
    ASIA,
    COCA-COLA
  • Declan MacFadden
    CONSULTANT,
    CRISP SENSATION
  • Rocio Martin
    SENIOR TEAM LEADER-R&D HUB,
    SINGAPORE,
    DANONE NUTRICIA RESEARCH
  • Ramachandran R.
    VICE PRESIDENT SCIENCE & INNOVATION,
    ASIA PACIFIC,
    DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
  • Ravi Cannetta
    DIRECTOR, INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS & PUBLIC RELATIONS,
    SOUTH EAST ASIA,
    FERRERO ASIA LIMITED
  • Robb Stevens
    GM TRADE STRATEGY,
    CO-OPERATIVE AFFAIRS
    FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LIMITED
  • Hendro H Poedjono
    DIRECTOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    AMEA,
    ROYAL FRIESLANDCAMPINA
  • Anshu Gupta
    HEALTH AND NUTRITION LEAD,
    INDIA AND MENAT,
    GENERAL MILLS
  • Vivian Chen
    DIRECTOR,
    SCIENTIFIC AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    ASIA,
    THE HERSHEY COMPANY
  • Juwon Lee
    DIRECTOR,
    NUTRITION & REGULATORY AFFAIRS, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION 
    KELLOGG’S ASIA PACIFIC
  • Khaled Zitoun
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER,
    GLOBAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, TASTE & NUTRITION,
    KERRY
  • Myeong Jai Yea
    PRESIDENT,
    LOTTE R&D CENTRE
  • Li Yu
    FOOD SCIENTIFIC &
    REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    MARS INC. CHOCOLATE ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Asha Chandra
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR-REGULATORY AFFAIRS & SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS
    ASIA PACIFIC,
    MONDELÄ’Z INTERNATIONAL
  • Philippe Gallardo
    REGIONAL MANAGER,
    QUALITY ASSURANCE CENTRES (NQAC) ORGANIZATION, ASIA, OCEANIA AND AFRICA,
    NESTLÉ 
  • Ch'ng Oon Teong
    DIRECTOR,
    SCIENTIFIC & REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    ASIA PACIFIC REGION,
    PEPSICO
  • Fabrizio Bertone
    PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR,
    PERFETTI VAN MELLE
  • Patricia Leung
    DIRECTOR,
    QUALITY FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATORY,
    ASIA AND PACIFIC (INCLUDING INDIA AND JAPAN),
    STARBUCKS
  • Daniel Tsi
    DIRECTOR,
    STRATEGIC REGULATORY HEALTH &
    SAFETY AFFAIRS QUALITY ASSURANCE,
    SUNTORY BEVERAGE & FOOD ASIA PTE. LTD
  • V. Nirmalchandar
    VICE PRESIDENT- REGULATORY AFFAIRS,
    SYMRISE
  • Xavier Couvignou
    REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
    SOUTH EAST ASIA AUSTRALASIA PACIFIC,
    UNILEVER
  • Dhiraj Bhamray
    HEAD OF R&D / FOOD INNOVATION,
    KFC ASIA FRANCHISE,
    YUM! BRANDS INC