Atef Idriss is the President / CEO of MEFOSA SARL (Middle East North Africa Food Safety Associates) and sits at the board of several corporations, holding companies and related food industries.
MEFOSA was established in 2005 as a leading edge company that provides consultation, research, services, technology transfer, traceability, ICT and E-Commerce solution in Food Safety, security and defense.
Atef CSR includes Al- Wafic (for Economic Development and Investment) (NGO) and Agripole (NGO) the first business development center for SME's in the Arab region that addresses KBBE (Knowledge Based Bio-Economy) development issues. Al- Wafic provides the MENA region with advanced solutions that can service agro-economic sustainability using simple market access tools and techniques.
Atef has vast experience in working in the food industry in the Arab region, he started his career more than 30 years ago in Technical Services, at Trivalley Growers Ca- USA and built up his career to Chairman & CEO of Conserves Moderns Chtaura SAL
He is board member of Widriss Holdings, and is the Founding President of SLFI (Syndicate of Food Industries), President of LAMA (Association of Marketing and Advertising), of LAoFST (Association of Food Scientists and Technologists), and LAND (ASSOCIATION OF Nutrition and Dietetics). He is a professional member of IFT and IUoFST.
Atef worked as a consultant with UNIDO, WHO, ESCWA and he served as a board member of ELCIM and as an MD of AGRIPOLE, moreover he consulted with several EU programs (including APP and ADP) and USAID projects.
Atef designed and introduced several new courses (in TQM, GSM, & SChM, etc…) to several universities including (USJ, USEK (Universite Saint Esprit Kaslik), GU among others) for the benefit of the private sector. He is an advisory board member of several other universities (LAU/FI, BAU/FS, AUB/FAFS, BAU/FS).
Atef completed his basic education in Agricultural Sciences at the American University of Beirut, he also holds a BSc degree in Food Sciences from the University of California- Davis and has completed several advanced Food: Marketing, Quality, Safety, Security and Food Defense courses in major US and EU institutions.
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