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Hugo Byrnes

Vice President Product Integrity
Hugo Byrnes
Ahold Delhaize
Keynote Speaker / Hugo Byrnes

Hugo Byrnes joined Ahold in 2006 and was subsequently appointed to the position of Vice President Product Integrity. He is responsible for Ahold Delhaize’s food and non-food product policies, which cover product safety and responsible products. This includes social compliance, animal welfare and environmental issues.

Hugo Byrnes has a Dutch Law degree from the State University Leiden, the Netherlands. He is a food lawyer whose career has focused on the food business and in particular on quality management and standardization. Hugo has been the director of The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and later served on the Board of GFSI. He is now a Steering Committee member. Hugo is also an advisory Board member of GSSI and a management Board member of the Global Tuna Alliance.