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FEDIAF is the trade body representing the European pet food industry. We have members from 18 countries and five company members (Affinity Petcare, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars PetCare, Nestlé Purina Petcare and Wellpet).
Our mission is:
“To be the credible and responsible voice of the European pet food industry collaborating with authorities, regulators and academics for achieving favourable conditions for the supply of safe, nutritious and palatable products.
FEDIAF is fully committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, to the wellbeing of pet animals, to their important social role and to the respect of sustainable development.”
We work through a committee structure and the Secretariat works closely with the Communications Working Group and Executive Committee – reporting to the General Assembly.
The Executive Committee and the General Assembly are chaired by the FEDIAF President, elected every two years. FEDIAF President June 2020 - June 2022 is Ms Annet Palamba (Hill's Pet Nutrition).
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We are supported by the National Secretaries of National Associations.
FEDIAF PRESIDENT - Ms Annet Palamba
Annet Palamba has been working at Hill's Pet Nutrition since 2013 and is Hill’s General Manager for the Benelux business. Since she joined Hill's she has been active in the pet food trade associations for The Netherlands, Belgium and also at European level, where she most recently was co-chair of the Communications Working Group and member of the Executive Committee.
Secretary General - Thomas Meyer
Thomas Meyer (1958) studied law in Bonn (Germany) and London (United Kingdom) with a specialisation in International and European Law. 1988-1989 he was a research assistant at the British House of Commons in London. After a brief activity in a German law firm he moved to Brussels to join the Brewers of Europe, the European Trade Association of the brewing industry, as Deputy Secretary General. Since 1997 he has been Secretary General of FEDIAF.
policy Adviser - Jakub Rusek
Jakub Rusek (1987) studied biology in Brno (Czech Republic), Bari (Italy) and Munich (Germany) and EU studies in Brussels. He obtained his PhD from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). In Brussels, he held several traineeships and positions in science-policy interface (i.a. Brussels Office Coordinator at EASAC, trainee in the European Parliament). Before joining FEDIAF in 2018, he worked in DG ENV (European Commission), dealing with waste policy.