President and CEO of Cintech Agroalimentaire, a center for the transfer of technologies specializing in agri-food processing, Mrs. Fadia Naim has a strong expertise in research and innovation. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and a master’s degree in veterinary sciences. Before joining the Cintech team in 2007 as Scientific Director, Mrs. Naim completed a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in food process validation at Agriculture Canada (Saint-Hyacinthe), where she later held a position as a specialist in food technology.
As Cintech’s CEO since 2011, Mrs. Naim has established and currently manages a multidisciplinary team of researchers and highly qualified professionals, who support companies in their innovation projects and day-to-day operations. She has developed the applied research strategy in partnership with companies to meet their current needs and anticipate their future needs in terms of technologies and products. Her team leads several mobilizing research projects aiming to accelerate innovation and its adoption to give partner companies a competitive advantage.
As a recognized expert in innovation, Mrs. Naim is very involved in her professional environment. She regularly participates in roundtables and consultations in the agri-food industry and sits on three boards of directors. She is a member of the INAF Strategic Research Cluster, a member of the DUX Jury and President of CRIBIQ’s COPR-bioalimentaire. In 2015, she founded Innovia, which has become the key biennial event for innovation in the food industry.