FIA Secretariat Deepens Science and Regulatory ExpertiseSINGAPORE – FIA is pleased to welcome Alicia Ng as the newest member of the organisation’s Secretariat, where she will take on the role of Senior Science and Regulatory Affairs Manager starting 8 November on a two-year secondment from Nestlé.A highly experienced regulatory specialist, Ng has served in a variety of roles with Nestlé since 2004, most recently as Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Manager at Nestlé headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. In her 15 year career, she has worked in Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, and will bring a wealth of expertise in science and regulatory affairs to FIA.

“I’m excited to join FIA at this important phase of the organisation’s development,” said Ng. “FIA is playing a crucial role in partnering with regional regulators to find win-win solutions for governments, consumers, and the business community.  There couldn’t be a better time for the industry to come together on science-based policies in Asia”

“We’re delighted to have Alicia on board,” said FIA Executive Director Bev Postma. “She has a great deal of experience in the food and beverage sector, and her expertise in science and regulatory affairs will significantly enhance the organisation’s capabilities. We’re grateful to Nestlé for seconding such a valuable member of their team to FIA for the next two years.”

The job marks a return home to Singapore for Ng, who is married with two children. Fluent in English, four Chinese dialects and Bahasa Malaysia, she also speaks Japanese at an intermediate level and is a beginner-level speaker of French. “I’m excited to be back in Singapore and looking forward to the fresh challenges that the role will demand,” Ng said.

At FIA, Ng will work closely with the organisation’s Science & Technical Committee on key issues such as regulatory harmonisation in Asia. Her technical expertise will be of great value to the Secretariat as it seeks to be the voice of the industry on health and nutrition policy and a clearing house for scientific information for other groups in the region.