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Hanane Taidi

International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA)
Director General
  Hanane Taidi has joined IFIA (The International Federation of Inspection Agencies) as Director General in July 2016. In this role, Ms Taidi represents the Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry, a sector that provides independent conformity assessment around the world with a combined turnover of €23 billion euros and 300,000 employees.

In her previous role, Ms Taidi worked at DuPont de Nemours International based in Geneva as Marketing Communications Director for the Performance Polymers business. In that role, Ms Taidi led, developed and directed integrated marketing communications strategies and was a member of the regional leadership team.

Before joining DuPont in Geneva, Ms Taidi was Director of Communications at PlasticsEurope, based in the headquarters in Brussels, from where she led PlasticsEurope’s communications efforts in Europe together with a team of regional Communications Managers. In addition to her role as director of Communications, in 2014, Ms Taidi has been appointed by The European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, as Rapporteur for the Expert Group who developed recommendations on Systemic Eco-innovation and is a visiting lecturer on public affairs, crisis communications and change management at the Institute of European Studies (ULB) and Quadriga University (Berlin).

A graduate of Ablemalik Essaadi University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Ms Taidi started off her career working with Brussels-based “Thinks-Tanks” where she gained insight into European Affairs before joining the plastics industry back in 1999. During her career, she has overseen the deployment of public affairs, communications and marketing strategies across EMEA and Asia Pacific. An accomplished linguist, Ms Taidi speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic to native speaker level.