Managing Director, FFI Consulting Ltd.
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
A native of France, Vincent obtained the degree of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in 1987 in Lyon, France and a Ph.D degree in Poultry Science from The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA in 1991. He was accepted as a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (US board certification) in 1994.
Vincent started his career with Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis), holding technical, marketing and management positions over the course of 15 years. Between 2005-2015, Vincent worked for Burnbrae Farms Limited, a family-owned integrated egg producer and processor (grading, breaking and further processing) in Canada, working in the area of New Product Development and Quality Assurance. Concurrently, he served as the scientific advisor for the International Egg Commission, working with intergovernmental organizations (OIE, FAO, World Bank) on global issues such as animal welfare, greenhouse gas emissions, food safety, nutrition and food security and the overall sustainability of animal production. Between 2015-2017, Vincent was the program leader of a new livestock & poultry vaccine research initiative partially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and addressing the needs of livestock and poultry smallholder farmers in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of FFI Consulting Ltd., Vincent is a consultant to the Poultry sector, with emphasis on egg production, market development and the role of eggs in human nutrition. His work also focuses on international development programs to assist poultry farmers to further contribute to the challenges of global food security and nutrition.
Vincent has authored 4 book chapters, several peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a regular guest speaker at international conferences. Vincent also enjoys teaching Poultry science and egg-related food science topics and is a guest lecturer at Jilin University and China Agricultural University (China).