Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor of Food Distribution and Policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-Food Analysis Laboratory, also located at Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, which he co-founded. Known as the “Professor of Food”, his current research focuses on the broad area of food distribution, safety and security. Google Scholar ranks him as one of the most cited researchers in the world on food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.
He is the author of five books on global food systems, most recently “Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking” published in 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell. He has also published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles in several academic publications. In addition, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, including The Lancet, The Economist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Foreign Affairs, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, and The Toronto Star.
Dr. Charlebois serves on the board of directors of a number of companies and supports many organizations as a special advisor, including some publicly traded companies. Dr. Charlebois is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Business Scientific Institute, based in Luxembourg. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Food Traceability Centre, based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Science Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa.