Laurence Rycken, IDF (International Dairy Federation), Belgium
Laurence Rycken is Technical Manager - Nutrition at the International Dairy Federation, Brussels, Belgium where she provides strategic leadership through scientific knowledge and technical expertise. A nutritionist and registered dietician from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, she has proven experience in facilitating the collaborative work of global experts and intergovernmental organizations. In 2008-2009 she engaged in a humanitarian project in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the “Evaluation and prevention of iodine deficiency in Kapalowe, Lubumbashi, RDC”. As the only nutritionist in a multidisciplinary environment, she bridged the diverse disciplines and translated the scientific information into practical guidance on more nutritional local eating habits.