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Matt Kovac

Matt Kovac
Food industry Asia
Company's Position
Chief Executive Officer
Plenary: Opening Plenary, Monday, 19 September 13:00-13:50 CET

Matt Kovac is the Chief Executive Officer at FIA, the food industry’s first regional industry platform for multinational, regional and local food & beverage companies. He reports to a non-profit board of regional CEOs from multinational companies, such as Unilever, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Danone, Kellogg’s, Mars, Mondelez, McDonalds, Nestle etc.

Matt manages a team of 15 secretariat staff based in Singapore, is responsible for delivering policy outcomes in nutrition, food safety, sustainable packaging and regional trade across Asia through the establishment of multi-stakeholder platforms and capacity building projects.

He is active in APEC and sits on the steering committee of the Food Safety Cooperation Forum’s PTIN, and is a member of Save The Children’s Corporate Advisory Council in Singapore, a board member of the Global Food Safety Partnership convened by the World Bank, and works with the Asian Development Bank on food safety and trade-related products in the Greater Mekong Subregion.