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Yasmine Motarjemi

Human rights and public health advocate

Yasmine Motarjemi is a human rights and public health advocate. From 2000 to 2010, she held the position of Assistant Vice President in Nestlé and worked as the Corporate Food Safety Manager. In this capacity, she, among others, developed the Nestlé Food Safety Management system and managed various emerging food safety issues and crises. In 2010 her contract with Nestlé was terminated following her internal reports of mismanagement in food safety and personnel abuse

She is the author, co-author or editor of numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, training manuals and other publications, including a book on food safety for children. In 2014 she published Encyclopedia on Food Safety and the book Food Safety Management: A Practical Guide for the Food Industry  which in 2015 received  the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.

Her latest works are a series of articles on the subject of whistleblowing, including “Whistleblowing: Food Safety and Fraud” (Food Safety Magazine, June/July 2014) and “Switzerland could now lead the world on whistleblowing rules” (Le News 5 May 2015).

Ms. Motarjemi holds a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Languedoc, Montpellier, France and a Doctoral degree in Food Engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden. In 1990 she joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva as Senior Scientist, where she was responsible for the surveillance and prevention of foodborne illnesses, the development of the food safety assurance system, and for assistance to the WHO Member States in strengthening their national food safety programme and the development of the risk analysis process.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 9

10:30 CEST