Food Integrity Global 2024


The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

10th - 11th September

Abigail Stevenson

Abigail Stevenson

Chief Science Officer and Vice President

The Mars Advanced Institute (MARI)

Mars logo

As Chief Science Officer she is responsible for championing Mars’ involvement in global, cutting-edge science discovery. This means driving forwards partnerships with academia, non-governmental organizations and peers, helping build the pipeline of leading science and technology talent at Mars, and leading the Mars Science Leadership Team.

As Vice President of MARI, which connects Mars with emerging science and technology to spark discoveries with the potential to reinvent the future of its business, Abi guides MARI’s focus on future discovery, ensuring the team has the freedom to explore higher risk technologies while never losing sight of business relevance.

Prior to these roles, Abi has held a number of other key roles at Mars. From 2017 to 2020, she was Director of the Mars Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, China, where she led a global team addressing significant food safety challenges facing global food supply chains. Abi also served as Director of Stakeholder Relations and Science Communications for the Mars Petcare business, where she led development of the Mars Petcare Academy Associate advocacy program alongside segment communications.

In addition, Abi was a member of the Waltham Petcare Science Institute leadership team, acting as Head of Science Communications. She has a PhD in cat nutrition and urinary health from University College London.

Panel Debate

10.45 – 11.30 am

Sustainability and Food Safety

Friends or foes?

As we strive for greater sustainability in our food system, do we run the risk of relegating food safety to a secondary concern? Our panel explores the potential risks that might come with a greener food system. 

Abigail Stevenson with Mars logo
Abigail Stevenson

Chief Science Officer, Mars

Sam Fulton with Nomad Foods logo
Sam Fulton

Global Coporate Affairs &Sustainability Director, Nomad Foods


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