Nuri Gras RebolledoExecutive Secretary of the Chilean Food Strategy Agency at ACHIPIA
Nuri Gras has a degree in chemistry from the University of Chile, a Diploma in Innovation and Technological Management Business and Studies in Master of Science in Food and Nutrition, mention Healthy Food of the Institute of Food and Nutrition (INTA)/ University of Chile. She has held positions as scientist and as manager in Government and private organizations. Her core expertise is Metrology in Chemistry applied to food analysis, developing Reference Materials and Proficiency Test Programs as scientist in the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission, including training period in these topics in Israel, Finland, USA (NIST), Denmark, Germany, Belgium, IAEA, Vienna, Austria and others.
She has served as expert in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, for the IAEA, FAO and PAHO as food safety and quality consultant for the region. Besides, she was the President of AOAC Latin America and Caribbean Section during two different periods.
In private sector, Ms. Gras was the Manager of Innovation and Technology of Labser Lab. She was responsible of the implementation of the laboratory for pesticides residues in fruits and vegetables (HPLC and GC-MS/MS) and the laboratory for detection of dioxins in feeding stuff. Also, she was responsible for the automation of the Microbiology Laboratory.
From February 2012 to April 2014, Ms Gras was the Executive Secretary of the Chilean Food Quality and Safety Agency, as the highest authority. She was responsible for the strengthening of the Agency at both national and international level. The main achievements under her direction were the establishment of Scientific Network, the consolidation of the Food Safety Alert and Information Network, National Integrated Programs and Regional Advisory Commissions and the International Relations Office for the CODEX Secretariat and other agreements. In this position also was the President of The National Codex Commission.
From June 2014 to March 2015, Technical Director of the Consultant Food Intelligence Net. Focused on food safety and quality projects national and international. Mrs. Gras was the Chairwoman of the 5th Latin American Pesticides Residues Workshop, which was held in Santiago de Chile in May 2015.
From 2015 to February 2018 the Director of the consultancy company, Nuri Gras Food Integrity.
From March 2018 to date, the Executive Secretary of the Chilean Food Safety and Quality Agency, as the highest authority. This Agency is under the Ministry of Agriculture