About us

Our story

IFBA was founded in 2008 by the CEOs of leading food and non-alcoholic beverage companies to empower consumers to eat balanced diets and live healthier lives, in support of the World Health Organization’s efforts to improve global public health.

We’ve expanded our actions over the years through a series of core commitments designed to support UN and WHO strategies. Our commitments reflect the mandate to the private sector set out in the 2018 UN Political Declaration on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and we believe these will remain the most impactful areas for food industry action on nutrition and health.

We proactively and publicly report on our progress annually, and collaborate with all involved to find bold, smart, diverse, and sustainable solutions to address global health challenges. We are on a journey. We’ve made great progress, but we know there’s more to do. And we will go further.

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Our members are committed to innovating to create new & improved products and smaller portions, empowering consumers to make informed choices, collaborating with all stakeholders to find bold, smart, diverse and sustainable solutions to global health challenges, and inspiring others in our industry to step-up and take action.

We are innovating and improving the nutrition of our foods and beverages; empowering consumers to make informed choices through clear, nutritional information on product labels, online and at point-of sale; restricting advertising to children and ensuring any child-directed marketing is compatible with healthy behaviors; and promoting healthy, sustainable living through a range of company initiatives.

We continually challenge ourselves to scale up these commitments, recognizing that even greater efforts are needed to improve global health. Good health is good business and we are committed to helping shape a healthy, sustainable food system for people and the planet.

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Our members

IFBA member companies represent the global leaders of the food and non-alcoholic beverage industry. We employ more than 3 million people worldwide and had combined annual revenues in 2016 of over USD 410 billion.


The International Food & Beverage Alliance is a non-commercial, non-profit-making organization whose purpose is to help consumers around the world achieve balanced diets and healthy, lifestyles in accordance with relevant UN strategies and with a particular focus on: product innovation, improved access to nutrition information, responsible marketing practices and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. IFBA’s work is carried out by the General Assembly and the Executive Committee.


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Rocco Renaldi


Executive Committee

Among its responsibilities, the Executive Committee implements policy decisions following the broad directives defined by the General Assembly and ensures the administration and operation of the Alliance. It is co-chaired by two members of IFBA, elected by the General Assembly and belonging to two different geographic regions.



Francesco Tramontin

Vice President

Group Public Policy Center and EU Institutional Affairs, Ferrero


Astrid Williams

Senior Director

Senior Director Global Health & Wellness policy, PepsiCo

The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme power of the organization and meets at least once a year. The General Assembly has the responsibilities of: electing the members of the Executive Committee and the Co-Chairs; approving the annual budget and the appointment of an auditor for the organization’s accounts; establishing the main policy directives of the Executive Committee; and modifying the statutes of IFBA or approving the dissolution or merger of the Alliance.

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