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Beate Kettlitz

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Director Food Policy, Science and R&D - Food Drink Europe

Beate Kettlitz is the director for food policy, science and R&D at FoodDrinkEurope, the umbrella organisation, representing the European food and drink industries. She has a background in food chemistry and is an expert on technical regulatory matters in the food chain and runs the secretariat for the European Technology Platform FoodforLife. With the involvement in the ETP FoodforLife both academia, food industry and other stakeholders identify research needs, which ideally lead to innovation, leading to the enhancement of competitiveness. She was also food policy adviser at the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC). Prior to that, she held positions in industry and in German local authorities. Before moving to industry, she reached the position of head of department at the Regional Hygiene Institute of Potsdam (DE).

She is a member of the Bioeconomy Panel of the European Commission.