Alexandra de Athayde is Executive Director of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), a post she has held since her appointment in April 2011. Ms. de Athayde has extensive agriculture and international experience representing the industry with governments and businesses. She previously held positions within the Monsanto Company Corporate Affairs Department in Brazil, the US and Europe. She has also worked for the Brazilian Government as Adviser to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and as Adviser to the Foreign Trade Secretary. Ms. de Athayde holds an International Executive M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and a B.A. degree in International Relations from York University in Canada. She is based in Wiehl, Germany.