Secretary General at European Alliance for Plant-based Foods
Siska Pottie is an experienced public affair professional and founder of Fjutjer BV, a consultancy guiding organizations through transitions. She has +20 years of experience in Regulatory, Medical, Public and European Affairs and in international association management. With an academic background and Ph.D. in food and agronomy she exercised the functions of Medical and Public Affairs Director at Nutricia and Danone. The last 6 years she is also Managing Director of IMACE, the European and International Margarine Association, a non-profit organization representing the interests of the European margarine and plant-based spreads/fats producers. This year she created the European Plant-based Food Alliance, a multi-stakeholder platform, gathering like-minded companies and organizations around the common goal to advance plant-based foods as a vital part of the transition towards more sustainable and healthy food systems.
Through these activities she gained a deep knowledge on the various policy dossiers on food and agricultural policies, circular economy and sustainable development. It also allowed her to build an extensive network of stakeholders throughout the Brussels and European scene.
Besides her career as external affairs specialist, she is also a PCC certified Coach and ITA certified NLP practitioner.