Ana María Bravo recently joined International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF) as Director Government Affairs Europe. Among her responsibilities, she will support all its businesses including food ingredients, fragrances, pharma solutions and as well as its health & biobased business. Previous to this, Ana María founded ‘Bravo Strategies’ in Brussels, a professional and transdisciplinary advocacy consultancy driven by advancing science and innovation as solutions to major global sustainability challenges. Ana María is a dedicated lobbyist with a proven 18-year track record in advocating industry voice in policy areas such as Bioeconomy, Circular Economy, Biofuels, and Food Innovation. Ana María worked directly for clients such as C&A, Chemours Company, Guala Closures Group, as well as indirectly via other specialized consultancies such as shiftN (a systems thinking & scenario design consultancy helping clients tackle complex issues) and Eacon (public affairs). Previous to this, Ana María led EMEA Advocacy efforts for DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business. In her previous roles in Communications & Public Affairs, Ana María led the Global Communications & Public Affairs team for Genencor/Danisco for 4 years. Prior to Genencor, she was Assistant Coordinator to the European Federation of Biotechnology’s Task Group on Public Perceptions of Biotechnology, a think tank promoting dialogue on biotechnology. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel, CH (Cum Laude), and a Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Strasbourg, F. She is of Colombian and Dutch nationality. Ana María has a particular interest in advancing stakeholder dialogue for supportive policies for innovative sectors such as biofuels, biorefineries and food sector.  She was active on behalf of DuPont in several related stakeholder networks and industry platforms: Advisory Group member to European Commission’s Expert Group on Biobased Products, EuropaBio, Cefic, Amfep, ePURE, BIC, Biofrontiers (Industry-NGO dialogue platform).