Yves Rey is a former corporate general manager at Danone Group, and also a former chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiatives board, a senior advisor to the food safety consortium at HK Poly University, an honourable advisor to the international food safety association of Hong Kong, and an honourable advisor to the China Food Safety Initiative and GFSI. Yves is a graduate of ENSAIA, France and holds MSc degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. He has more than 45 years’ experience in the world’s leading food, beverage and packaging companies in 10 different countries. He started his career in 1975 with Heineken in production and then joined Schweppes in 1982, first as plant manager and then as operations director. In 1991, he was appointed technical director of Coca-Cola. In 1994, he was appointed general manager for Europe of McCain Sunnyland, before moving on in 1999 to become general manager of South Europe for Wipak Flexible Packaging. Yves joined the Danone Groupe in 2003. He held the position of corporate quality general manager and then, since January 2015, he has held the position of senior advisor to Danone’s board. In 2016, he was appointed senior advisor to the United Nations office for project services in Asia Pacific. Yves was on the board of directors for Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE) and is working closely with CFDA, AQSIQ and CNCA in China on the global harmonisation of food safety requirements, with USDA and FDA (USA) regarding food safety standards, with DG-Sanco in Europe on food fraud and with CODEX/FAO on the new strategic plan 2025 and OIE on harmonised food safety standards and animal welfare.