SINGAPORE – FIA extends a warm welcome to its two new Committee members, Elspeth Williams of McCain Foods and Dr. Lionel Buratti of Nestlé.

Williams, who serves as McCain Foods’ General Counsel and Head of Government Relations for Asia-Pacific and Middle East-Africa, will join the FIA Public Affairs Committee, while Dr. Buratti, Regional Manager of Nestlé Quality Assurance Centers (NQAC) for Asia, Oceania, Africa and Middle East, will join the FIA Science & Technical Committee.

Williams is a new addition to McCain Foods as General Counsel - APMEA and Head of Government & Public Relations.  She holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and pursued graduate work at the University of Toronto. Before joining McCain, Williams worked in private practice in the business law groups (with a special focus on ICT/IP) of McCarthy Tetrault and McInnes Cooper and was corporate counsel (Assistant GC) for many years with Siemens Canada. While at Siemens, Williams actively supported the full range of Siemens' international and very diverse portfolio, including healthcare (modalities and diagnostics), industry and energy products. Williams has travelled and worked throughout the APMEA region. In a past life, she worked in archaeology and museums and enjoys learning new languages.

Dr. Buratti, a Swiss national, has lived all over the world and has been with Nestlé since 1989. Starting in 1995, he was successively based in Johannesburg, New Delhi, and Singapore, where he served as Chairman of the Food Safety working group for ILSI South East Asia for 5 years. He then spent four years in Beijing followed by 18 months in Europe. Since June 2011, he has been back in Singapore. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and Biology from Orleans University (France).

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