Dr Roger Bektash was appointed as the inaugural President of the Global
Alliance of Pet Food Associations (GAPFA) in November 2014 and served in
that capacity for 2 years, retiring as required by GAPFA's constitution.
During GAPFA's formative years Roger has inspired this global group and
its work streams to achieve consensus on a number of pet food safety,
nutrition and trade facilitation issues. Application has been made to
partner with the world animal health organisation OIE and approaches made
to harmonise global standards.
Roger was honoured with a presentation from the Executive Committee at
its recent General Assembly held in San Diego, USA. Recorded in the
The General Assembly warmly thanked the outgoing President, R
Bektash, for his leadership and support to GAPFA as the first GAPFA
President. Roger is also President of PFIAA; and fulfils the role of;
Director Scientific & Regulatory Affairs - Mars Asia-Pacific
Right image - Dr Roger Bektash is honoured by his colleagues at the
recent GAPFA General Assembly.