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Dr. Aline Dimitri

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Executive Director, Food Safety Science Directorate and Deputy Chief Food Safety Officer
Dr. Aline Dimitriis the Executive Director of the Food Safety Science Directorate and the Deputy Chief Food Safety Officer at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Dr. Dimitri is responsible for providing science advice, scientific risk intelligence, and overall science direction to inform policy analysis, program design, algorithm development and operational decision-
making in the area of food. She is also responsible for designing food safety surveillance and monitoring programs, such as the National Chemical Residue Program and the National Microbiological Monitoring
Program, as well as providing leadership on the food research agenda for the CFIA.

As the executive lead of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) initiative within CFIA, she collaborates extensively across the Government of Canada, with international partners, and with stakeholders in the
development and implementation of the pan-Canadian action plan in response to the global threat of AMR.

In her capacity as Deputy Chief Food Safety Officer, Dr. Dimitri is responsible for facilitating collaboration between federal departments and provincial partners in the area of food safety and provides leadership to high profile initiatives as such as Food Fraud.

Aline is a graduate of McGill University where she received her Ph.D. in Food Science. Throughout her career, she has gained a wide range of experience in the areas of policy design and program delivery in highly complex scientific and corporate areas.