FEDIAF EuropeanPetFood announces Sonia Franck as New Secretary General

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FEDIAF EuropeanPetFood, the overarching association for the European Pet Food Industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sonia Franck as its new Secretary General. Sonia’s experience leading European trade associations and her love of pets, positions her well to contribute to the continued growth and success of the European Pet Food Industry.

Prior to joining FEDIAF, Sonia Franck was Secretary General of IML Innovative Medicines Luxembourg, where she played a pivotal role in transforming the association. Under Sonia’s leadership, IML flourished, establishing a new five-year strategy, restructuring its management, diversifying revenue streams and elevating the association’s visibility.

Expressing enthusiasm about her new role, Sonia Franck said: “I am honoured to have been appointed by FEDIAF and am looking forward to immersing myself in the pet industry and engaging with members.  I am keen to further strengthen FEDIAF’s reputation as the leading authority in the European pet food sector.”

Rosa Carbonell, President of FEDIAF, welcomed Sonia to the team: “We are thrilled to have Sonia join our ranks. Her outstanding track record, coupled with her passion for pets, aligns perfectly with FEDIAF’s mission. Sonia’s expertise will be instrumental as FEDIAF continues its journey of collaboration with authorities, regulators, and academics to ensure Europeans have continued access to safe, nutritious, and high-quality pet food.

Sonia Franck joins the accomplished FEDIAF team, which includes Alice Tempel Costa Deputy Secretary General & Technical Director along with Aleksandra Prandota, EU Policy & Regulatory Affairs Manager plus external support from James Ramsay, Public Affairs & Strategic Communications Manager. I also extend my thanks to Alice, for her dedicated work overseeing operations at FEDIAF during the transition period.

With this robust team in place, FEDIAF is poised for continued success in representing the pet food industry throughout Europe.”

For more information please visit www.europeanpetfood.org or contact fediaf@fediaf.org


Note to editors:

FEDIAF is the united voice of the European Pet Food Industry. Our membership includes 15 European national pet food associations, together with five pet food manufacturers operating in Europe. This equates to around 95% of the industry.

We represent the Industry’s interests with the EU institutions, national authorities, academics, other associations and NGOs. FEDIAF also provides a platform to share, develop and promote best practice in the industry. We aim to ensure that safe, nutritious and palatable pet food is supplied across Europe. 

While we work sustainably every day to provide safe products that benefit pets, our work goes beyond pets, and goes beyond pet food. Our work is also about society. Because we believe that pet ownership has the potential to enhance the lives of all Europeans.