Senior Director Global FSQA Management- External Manufacturing & Supply Chain
With over 28 years’ experience in a variety of senior roles and currently Head of Global FSQA Management- External Manufacturing & Supply Chain at The Kraft Heinz Company, we are once again really honoured to have Mr. Rachid Hassairi as our Chairman. Rachid brings his strong commitment to excellence through improving organisations, teams and people at the highest level. Kraft Heinz have eight $1 billion+ brands, one of the world’s largest food companies. To deliver on their trusted brand status, Kraft Heinz has implemented consistent, comprehensive Global Food Safety & Quality Management and Improvement Processes across their supply chain.
Kraft Heinz’s vision is: Sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally! Rachid is accountable for External Manufacturing & Supply Chain and with a senior professional team distributed across the globe to mitigate Food Safety & Quality risks, lead various improvement initiatives, govern various global processes, manage change and trouble shoot where required cross functionally and creates real long-lasting partnership wherever he goes.
As some of you may already know, Rachid is very skilled at making events he chairs interactive while working closely with the audience to stimulate conversation and enhance learnings. We look forward to having Rachid back with us. Get ready for some exciting conference days!
Director of Product Development
Director- Quality Assurance & Food Safety
Shabeek Thayyil is with Agthia P.J.S.C - UAE since Dec 2009 and currently holds the position of Director- Quality & Food Safety (Water & Beverages). His educational background in in Food Science, Operation’s Management, Catering Management and TQM. He has over 16 years of experience in the area of Quality, Food Safety & HSE for the Airline Catering Industry and FMCG. Prior to his association with Agthia PJSC, he held management and middle management positions in different companies – GFI (an Al Batha Group Company -UAE), Etihad Airline Catering -UAE, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC)- Qatar and Abu Dhabi International Airport Catering Company (AIAC)- UAE. Shabeek has participated in several Food Safety, Quality, HSE & Halal conferences across the globe. His area of expertise include- Quality & Food Safety strategy development and management, TQM tools, Allergens & Sanitation Management, HALAL , GLP , IMS System Development, Six Sigma, Change Management, setting EFQM & SKEA models, Quality bench-marking and Quality Culture Development, accessing the FSMS, QMS, HALAL and HSE management system.
Co-chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative, Fmr. Mondelez
Over 30 years experience at the highest levels in blue chip companies , regulators, universities and NGOs
leading on food and consumer safety from program, policy and product design to verification of system effectiveness and enterprise risk management
leader of the mondelez food safety team that was recognized in 2021 with the iafp black pearl award
Currently co-chair of the global food safety initiative and dedicated to developing thinking on the future of food safety management and helping organizations effectively manage their food safety risk
FMCG experience in Sales and marketing with Vita Coco, Siberri and Jealous Sweets.
Private Wealth Management with Barclays private wealth..
Endurance athlete, Swimming cycling and running. Campaigner for the Tribe Freedom Foundation.