Risk Assessment and Management

  • Discussing the role of upper management in Risk Management
  • Best practices in identifying and managing risk factors in an operation or process
  • Applying risk assessment and management to minimize or eliminate potential loss
  • Implementing a risk-based strategy and making risk management part of the culture

Leonard Heflich, VP Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management (Retired) at Grupo Bimbo

Len recently retired after 42 years in the food industry from Grupo Bimbo in Mexico City, where he was VP of Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management with responsibility for 150 bakeries in 23 countries. He recently authored a chapter on Risk Management in the 7th Edition of the Juran Quality Handbook. He has been Chair of the Food Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the American Bakers Association since 2001 and is President of the Board at the Center for Food Integrity. Len has a BS in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MSc. in Management Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.