Samuel Godefroy is the former Director General of Health Canada’s Food Directorate and a former Vice Chair of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission. Samuel is currently Full Professor in the Department of Food Science at Université Laval (Québec, Canada), where he leads the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform. He is also the Board President and a founding member of the Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS).
Dr. Godefroy currently serves as a senior food science and regulatory expert on a number of advisory bodies and committees domestically and internationally, and as strategic and operational advisor to international food safety capacity building initiatives focused on regulatory enhancement, implemented by UNIDO and FAO.
Dr. Godefroy has authored over 80 scientific publications and book chapters, and is an editorial board member for various scientific journals.
Samuel received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). He holds degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from the same University and from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France.