FEBA elects new President

The European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) is delighted to announce the election of Bernard Valluis as its new President, effective Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Bernard Valluis, a distinguished agricultural economist, brings a wealth of experience to FEBA. He currently serves as the Honorary President of the European Flour Millers, President of the Commodity Derivatives Working Group of FoodDrinkEurope, Vice President of the Syndicat de Paris (Incograin), and an expert member of the European Food Security Crisis Preparedness and Response Mechanism. Additionally, he contributes to publications for “Club Déméter” and the think tank AgriDées. Throughout his career, Bernard has actively participated in teaching and research activities in France and Mexico and has held several prominent positions including Expert for the French Minister of Finance, Executive Director of the French Association of Maize Producers (AGPM) and Managing Director of the Soufflet Group. His leadership roles extend to various associations at national, European, and international levels, including SYMEX, Synacomex, Malteurs de France, CIFAP, Hyperion, ANMF, Euroflour, Euromaisiers, European Flour Millers, and the Grain and Feed Trade Association. Since 2022, Bernard has been a valued member of the FEBA Board of Directors. We are truly delighted to continue to count on his invaluable expertise, leadership and support to Food Banking efforts across Europe in his new role as FEBA’s President.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jacques Vandenschrik, who has served as FEBA’s President for the past 8 years. Jacques joined the FEBA Board of Directors in 2015, was first elected President in 2016, and was re-elected in June 2022. His tenure was marked by dedication and commitment, guiding the organization through significant internal changes, the global pandemic, and the war in Ukraine. Jacques’ passion for food banking has left an indelible mark on FEBA. We are fortunate to continue benefiting from his unwavering support as a member of the FEBA Board of Directors and announce his appointment as Honorary President of FEBA.

The FEBA Team is deeply grateful for Jacques’ collaboration and continuous support and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.


Esteban Arriaga


European Food Banks Federation a.s.b.l.