Atef Idriss


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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