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Quintin Gray

President & CEO
Q Gray & Associates

Mr. Gray has worked on food safety issues/projects for more than 30 years in Africa, the Middle East, and in South Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan).  Up until December 2016, he served as Agriculture Counselor in Dubai, UAE where he was a highly sought after speaker on food safety issues, including delivering food policy speeches at the SIAL Middle East 2016 Food Safety Conference in Abu Dhabi and in 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Center’s Food Security Conference, both speeches received wide press coverage.  In 2013, he served as a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s East Africa Food Safety Assessment Team (comprised of members from USDA, USAID, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) charged with developing a strategy to strengthen East African governments’ food safety programs, including strengthening food testing laboratories. And importantly, from 2009 – 2012, Mr. Gray served as a senior member of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Afghanistan/Pakistan group, helping develop USDA’s agriculture programs in both countries; worked on Afghan food safety issues as the Senior Agriculture Advisor for Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Marc Grossman at the U.S. Department of State; and served as the Agriculture Minister Counselor in Afghanistan, helping lead U.S. Government agricultural programs in Afghanistan.  Mr. Gray holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Transportation and a Master’s of Science in Agriculture Economics, both degrees from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Mr. Gray remains a highly sought after food safety expert with outstanding invitations in 2017 such as to speak at the Global Innovations in Agriculture Forum in Abu Dhabi.

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