Shefa Alhalah Senior regulatory, Government and Public Affairs Manager at Danone Nutricia Middle East. Shefa has 20 years of rich and versatile experience in leadership, execution, and implementation of successful organizational integrations in both governmental and private sectors. Her career journey started in the private sector where she held the position of quality control manager and then with her passion for food science; she joined Backaldrin as Research and Development Director, where she was overseeing the new product formula developments. Shefa enriched her leadership and experience in regulatory and food laws when she joined two key governmental bodies during the period (2007-2015); Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JISMO), where she held the position of food standards regulator, served in managing the national technical committees for standards developments for the food sector. In addition, Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), where she held the position of head of food standards and consultation, with her role she led the technical team who was responsible for the implementation of food standards and providing consultation to the food industry and leading national technical committees for the registration of specialized nutrition products, Athletes food, and food supplements. Her vast experience, with a well understanding of local, regional and global regulatory environment enabled her to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationship with the key opinion leaders in the region. and hence, leading regulatory advocacy in the Middle East in her last role as Senior Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager at Nestle’ Middle East (2015-2018), where she served as regional regulatory pillar coordinating RSA projects across functions, representing Nestle’ Middle East externally, managing internal and external regulatory issues, and building competencies for halal in MENA region.