Confirmed speakers include:

Enrico Bachis

Enrico Bacchis joined IFFO in 2009 as Business and Information Manager and was then promoted to Market Research Director in 2017. He is responsible for the market intelligence produced by IFFO also representing the industry within the working group on agri-commodities of OECD-FAO. Enrico graduated from Cagliari University in Sardinia with a Political Science degree before obtaining an MSc in Financial Economics and a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK).

Libby Woodhatch

Libby Woodhatch has had a varied career in the seafood supply chain and standards development spanning over 20 years. Prior to taking on the role of Executive Chair of MarinTrust, she was Head of Advocacy at Seafish, where her remit included the development of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) standard and Seafish’s wider programme in seafood ethics. Libby was CEO of the industry body Seafood Scotland for ten years, where she helped improve the value of return to the Scottish seafood industry. During this time she also sat on the MSC’s Stakeholder Council. Libby is also Vice Chair of the charity the Fishermen’s Mission, which provides welfare and support to fishermen and their families. Libby holds a BSc (Hons) in Fisheries Science from the University of Plymouth and an MSc in Fisheries Development & Planning from the University of Hull. 

Maggie Xu

Maggie Xu joined IFFO in October 2011 as the China Manager and was promoted in October 2013 to China Director. She was previously a Trade Commissioner responsible for fish, seafood, meat and processed food and beverage products at the Embassy of Canada to the P. R. China for ten years. Maggie has a B.A. degree in English language and completed a summer school jointly given by London School of Economics and Peking University on international finance.

Neil Auchterlonie

Dr Neil Auchterlonie was Technical Director with IFFO from November 2015 until May 2020.  Neil is a consultant with an aquaculture and fisheries background that includes roles right across industry, trade bodies, government and academia.  A specialist in applied science and regulation for the seafood sector, he has held representation on numerous scientific and technical committees.  Neil holds a BSc in Biology (Stirling University, UK), a MSc in Applied Fish Biology (University of Plymouth, UK), and a PhD in Aquaculture (Stirling University, UK).

Petter M. Johannessen

Petter M. Johannessen joined IFFO in 2018 as Director General. Johannessen has previously worked as Global Business Director for Risk and Management Sourcing at Cargill Aqua Nutrition and before that Supply Chain Director and Global Sourcing and Purchasing lead at EWOS Group. Johannessen has also worked at PWC Norway and other major process industry businesses. He holds a Diploma in International Marketing and a degree in business administration from the Norwegian School of Management. He has also studied petroleum economy, economics and science at the University of Bergen.

Véronique Jamin

Véronique joined IFFO in January 2019 after a 9-year experience as Communications Director and a 2-year experience as Head of the Sustainable Development department of the French branch of a water company. She started as a Mayor's Chief of staff in the Paris region. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) and holds a French - German bilingual Master's degree in Political Sciences.