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New Secretary General for IMS

16 May 2011

GLOBAL - OECD market and trade analyst Hsin Huang has been appointed as the new secretary general of the International Meat Secretariat.

New Secretary General of the IMS, Hsin Huang with IMS president Arturo Llavallol.

Mr Huang's latest role with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has been to spearhead climate change analysis in the trade and agriculture directorate.

His experience includes responsibility for assessing the role of agriculture in climate change, analysing the challenges and opportunities facing the livestock sector in the context of climate change, food security and sustainability and developing a green growth strategy for food and agriculture.

He has published several articles on climate change and agriculture and is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal Outlook on Agriculture.

He has previously been a senior economist, livestock specialist and chief of the Forecasting and Econometrics Unit at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

IMS president, Arturo Llavallol said: "I am delighted to welcome Hsin Huang to the IMS.

"He brings with him extensive experience and understanding of the key issues confronting the meat and livestock industry internationally.

"The IMS is committed to the production of safe, sustainable meat, so Hsin's knowledge will be invaluable to our members throughout the world.

"I am confident that under Hsin's leadership, the remarkable progress that has been achieved by the IMS on such pressing issues as sustainability, animal welfare, nutrition and health and the economics of the industry, will be consolidated and excelled.

"His energy and enthusiasm in representing the interests of our industry will soon be at the service of our members."

Mr Huang will take over ass IMS Secretary General from Laurence Wrixon, who will be retiring later this year.

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