Vol. 21, No. 1
and Notices from Other Societies and Unions
Appointment of New President Elect of FECS
At its recent General Assembly, FECS appointed Dr.
Reto Battaglia, of the New Swiss Chemical Society, as its President
Elect. Reto Battaglia will serve one year as President Elect before
succeeding Professor Lauri Niinisto as President of FECS after the 1999
General Assembly in Helsinki on 16-17 September 1999.
Reto Battaglia has been involved in the work of the Federation
since 1981, having been a member of and, since 1995, Chairman, of the
Division of Food Chemistry. He has been President of the Swiss Society
of Food and Environmental Chemistry and has been active in the IUPAC
Commission on Food Chemistry.
Following his doctoral studies at ETH Zurich, Reto Battaglia
was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manchester (UK) in organic
synthetic chemistry. In 1973 he joined the Cantonal laboratory of Zurich,
later becoming deputy head. Since 1989 he has been Director of Migros