He has a broad knowledge of risk assessment, predictive microbiology, and food safety management systems at an international level, gained from working for over 20 years in industry and academia.
Dr Amézquita has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has presented and lectured extensively in his areas of expertise. In addition to his role at Unilever, he holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and actively contributes to professional societies, and as a reviewer for key journals, in his areas of expertise.
Alejandro is the chair of the Organising Committee of the IAFP European Symposium, and a member of the ILSI Europe Task Force on Microbiological Food Safety. He is also courtesy faculty at the School of Food Science & Nutrition of the University of Leeds where he lectures on food safety management systems and predictive microbiology. Dr Amézquita received his BSc in food engineering from La Salle University in his home country (Colombia), and his MSc (food science & technology) and PhD (biological systems engineering) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US.