I have more than 18 years’ experience in procurement and project management working across Russia, Germany and the UAE with Bosch, Nestle and the last 11 years with Mars. Prior to the current role in Sustainability I have served as External Manufacturing Director for Emerging Markets and Packaging Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager for MEA. I hold an MBA from Steinbeis University Berlin, Germany.
Corporate and Government Affairs Managerat
o Emeel Bishay is the Corporate and Government Affairs Manager – Gulf & Developing Markets at Mondelez International. In his current capacity, he provides leadership and coordination for all strategic communications, advocacy initiatives as well as special situations management in the Gulf & Developing Markets region. Additionally, he also leads the sustainability communications and advocacy strategy. As a business advisor, Emeel drives the external affairs and policy communications agenda in his region by understanding public, economic, and political drivers to provide strategic counsel that meets the company’s communications and business goals. Externally, he is also part of a number of trade coalitions that focus on connecting with government stakeholders in the region to provide a clear understanding of the key regulatory and policy issues facing the industry. Prior to joining Mondelēz, Emeel spent more than 15 years in consulting and in house roles, where he was responsible for strategy and planning, research and analytics, policy analysis, corporate communications, and providing counsel on reputational risk to senior executives across different industry sectors in the region.
Head of R&D Middle East, Africa & Eastern Europeat
A transformational R&D (research & development) leader, offering almost 2 decades of diverse experience working across high-impact positions for global consumer companies throughout the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and European markets. Holds specialist expertise in developing and executing end-to-end Sustainability and R&D strategies while leading and delivering complex, large-scale regional projects
Moustafa, a seasoned professional in the realm of sustainability, with a remarkable focus on plastic reduction, recyclability, and CO2 emission reduction expertise. Moustafa has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and experience in these critical areas, becoming a trailblazer in the pursuit of environmental harmony.
Through dedicated efforts and a deep commitment to sustainability, Moustafa has played a pivotal role in shaping innovative strategies and practices that contribute to a greener, more eco-conscious world. With a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics between human activities and environmental impact, Moustafa stands as a beacon of inspiration in the ongoing MENA effort to reduce our carbon footprint and promote a sustainable future.
Founder and Directorat
Dana Mosora holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (Romania) and an MBA in Marketing from Colorado State University (US).
Her professional experience ranges from applied research in cosmetics, to consumer marketing in Colgate Palmolive and Sara Lee in US and Europe and plastic packaging value chain in Europe and Africa.
With Dow Chemical between 2007 and 2016, she led the Value Chain Engagement for the European Division of Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics and eventually headed the European, Middle East and Africa Sustainability and Advocacy initiatives for the business.
She is now the founder of DANA MOSORA Consulting, a company dedicated to driving the Circular Economy for Plastic Packaging and works as consultant for the European CEFLEX consortium.
As legacy project, she created in 2017 the ASASE Foundation in Accra, Ghana. The foundation is helping entrepreneur women from under-privileged communities to start social enterprises in recycling plastic packaging and deviate it from urban and marine littering.
Vice President and Head of Europe, Middle East & Africaat
Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Justin Wood is Vice President and Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. He joined the Alliance in April 2020 and is responsible in the EMEA region for developing the strategy, building a portfolio of high-impact projects that address plastic pollution and support a circular economy, as well as raising funds and developing partnerships.
Before joining the Alliance, Justin was Head of Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum from 2015 to 2020. In this role, he managed the Forum’s portfolio of activities and relationships in Asia, working on trade and economic integration, human capital development, technology policy, environmental sustainability and infrastructure financing.
Before 2015, he worked for The Economist Group for 18 years, the last 14 of them in South-east Asia. For eight of those years Justin ran an economic advisory and research service covering the Asia region, and before that he worked as a journalist, covering economics and business.
Justin is a graduate of the London School of Economics (1992) and has completed post-graduate studies in corporate finance at London Business School (2001) and in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (2019). Justin is the author of several books and is a frequent commentator on TV and in the press. He is married with three children.
Circular Packaging Association
Sara Jackson, a dual national of the UK and South Africa, has worked in various roles for Nestlé SA for 3 decades, 2 of which were based in the GCC. Her experience includes senior business and executive leadership roles in regions across Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Sara represents the CIRCLE Coalition on the Policy Committee of the Circular Economy Council in the UAE. She has participated in several initiatives, together with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technologies to define policies to support the development of the Circular Economy in the UAE. In November 2022, under Sara’s leadership, the CIRCLE Coalition has successfully licensed the Circular Packaging Association under the Dubai Chambers. The work of the CIRCLE Coalition includes initiatives to support the development of the Circular Economy in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.
In Saudi Arabia, Sara has supported the establishment of the KSA Packaging Working Group under the Federation of Saudi Chambers and as Technical Advisor to the Group, is engaged in developing initiatives between the National Centre of Waste Management and leading Saudi industry leaders.
Sara is a qualified ORSC practitioner and has completed the Certificate Courses in Circular Economy from the Technical University of Delft and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Hans van Bochove
EU Corporate Advocacy Group
Hans has over 25 years of international corporate experience in managing public policy matters, with an emphasis on packaging sustainability.
After 4 years at the Foundation for Packaging and Environment at the employers organization in The Netherlands, Hans joined the Coca-Cola System in 1998, serving as Director Public Affairs and Communications in The Netherlands for seven years and two years as Sales Director. From 2007 to 2011 Hans was Director Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability at Starbucks Coffee Company for the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region, after which he returned to the Coca-Cola System as Vice-President Public Affairs Europe for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. He held this position till 2022, when he moved to The Coca-Cola Company as Head of Public Policy for Europe.
Hans left The Coca-Cola Company in July 2023 and is now the managing partner at the EU Corporate Advocacy Group that supports companies and trade associations to clearly identify their interests and positions on issues that matter to them most and advocate these amongst societal and governmental stakeholders at the EU and national level. Hans couples strong business acumen with a thorough understanding of the role and works of EPR and deposit return systems and the importance of getting them right from the perspective of the obliged industry.
Napco National, Saudi Arabia
28 years in packaging, in market development and product innovation. I advocate for eco-friendly initiatives, championing responsible business practices and the adoption of green packaging materials. As Vice Chair of the Packaging working group in Saudi Arabia, I collaborate with the Ministry of Environment and Waste Management to develop Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) business models, advancing sustainable packaging practices.. Committed to innovation and ethical leadership.
Taghleef Industries (Ti)
Monica is Sustainability Manager at Taghleef Industries, one of the largest BOPP films producers in the world.
With more than 20 years of experience, she has held several key positions in the company across many functions, including Sales and Product Management for Ti Europe.
To help drive value-chain collaboration, Monica is active in cross-value chain associations such as Ceflex, Recyclass and others.
A champion of sustainability and circular economy, Monica has a knowledgeable perspective on regulation and compliance as well as the essential role that suppliers like Taghleef play in addressing ongoing challenges and opportunities.
Chair of KSA Packaging Working Groupat
Federation of Saudi Chambers