The IEC team supports the IEC Chairman and Executive Board to execute the strategic operations of the organisation.
Suresh Chitturi took on the role of IEC Chairman in September 2019, during the IEC Copenhagen Conference. Suresh leads Srinivasa Farms, a dominant force in the Indian Poultry Industry for the last 50 years. After assuming leadership, Suresh has steered Srinivasa to achieve sustainably high growth through expansion and diversification. Srinivasa is involved in Chicken Breeding, Chicken & Egg Processing, Feed Manufacturing and also Soya Oil Extraction and Processing. His work has led to the company being recognised for always doing what is best for the individual farmers, industry and the country. Adopting a farmer first philosophy, he is passionate about ensuring that the poultry industry is healthy and sustainable through adoption of latest technologies, good rearing practices and welfare of the livestock. Suresh takes pride in the role he played in the two telugu states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) become leaders in ease of doing business, through his work in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in various capacities. An avid reader, he also loves to travel and learn about different cultures and their history.
Chief Executive Officer – World Egg Organisation
As Chief Executive Officer of the World Egg Organisation (WEO), I am delighted to have the opportunity to drive the overall strategic development of the whole WEO. I also have a key role in the continuing development of the International Egg Commission, which is at the heart of the WEO. The World Egg Organisation takes a whole value chain approach and provides the opportunity to bring together a wide range of partners and bodies across the whole egg spectrum. This allows us to work in key areas including human nutrition; through the International Egg Nutrition Centre (IENC), the environment; through the Global Initiative for Sustainable Eggs (GISE), and poverty alleviation; through the International Egg Foundation (IEF). I am passionate about advancing the knowledge and understanding of the power of the egg to benefit peoples around the world in both developed and developing environments.
As Communications Director of the World Egg Organisation (WEO), my key function is to plan, develop and deliver strategic communications for the WEO and the International Egg Commission (IEC). My responsibilities include both internal communications with our members, as well as corporate external communications, and I thoroughly enjoy translating the accomplishments and objectives of the organisations into a diverse range of communication outputs. I joined the IEC in August 2019, having gained valuable experience of communications and public relations (PR) whilst working for a leading agricultural PR agency in the UK. I am now taking the skills and techniques learnt during this time, along with a passion for the agri-food industry, to support and enhance the IEC’s communication strategies.
Peter Van Horne
IEC Economic Analyst
Peter van Horne is an IEC Economic Analyst and a senior farm economist at the Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. He is Europe’s premier Poultry Economist and specialises in poultry research projects for government and industry with particular focus on the economics of animal welfare, environmental protection, animal health and international competition. Peter has had a long-standing involvement with the IEC develops the Economic and Statistical service that the IEC provides to members.
Executive Secretary & Office Manager
As Executive Secretary & Office Manager of the International Egg Commission, one of my core roles is to support the CEO on a secretarial capacity. Other key areas include being responsible for the organisation’s membership, coordination of the board and working group meetings, office health and safety regulations, and IT tech support. I joined the IEC in September 2016, bringing excellent customer service skills as well as a wealth of information technology skills and knowledge of international customs and cultures, having gained experience in the travel industry and international businesses.
Accounts Manager & Executive Assistant
I joined the IEC Team in July 2018 after re-locating to the area. My role of Accounts Manager and Executive Assistant involves responsibility for the income and expenditure allocation and payments reconciliation for all the IEC Companies. Additionally, to ensure accuracy throughout the financial records, and that all the appropriate guidelines are followed as required to assist our team of auditors. I also support with new projects within the finance area to assist the CEO, and particularly enjoy helping to continuously improve financial process and efficiency within the organisation. Having spent my career in accounts and finance I bring to IEC an abundance of accounting knowledge and experience and enjoy using this to add to the further development of IEC and assisting the other members of staff.
As Communications Assistant, I am responsible for supporting the delivery of the IEC’s communication activities across internal and external channels. My role involves daily management of key channels, including social media, e-newsletters and website updates, as well as supporting the Communications Director in the planning, creation and delivery of written and visual content. I joined the IEC in June 2021, bringing a creative mindset and a passion to connect with people on a global scale, having previously gained experience in delivering engaging written content as a copywriter.