Mella Frewen is Director General of FoodDrinkEurope, representing Europe’s largest manufacturing industry, since July 2007. She has a wide experience of relations with International institutions, with the Institutions of the European Union and trade associations within the food chain, as well as with the agri-food, non-food, and chemical sectors. Ms Frewen has represented the Food Industry in the several EU Commission Advisory Committees and Standing Committees. She is currently member of the EU Commission’s High Level Steering Board for the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, of its Scientific Jury for EUCYS and a member of the Governance Group of the Supply Chain Initiative for fair business practices across the food chain. She is also member of several food industry-related Boards. At the OECD & FAO, Ms Frewen is Vice President of the Advisory Group for Responsible Business Conduct along Agricultural Supply Chains. She has a Master of Science degree from the National University of Ireland, and holds a Harvard certificate on Agribusiness and an INSEAD certificate on International Operations Management.