Greg Brown

Executive Director

Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability

Greg Brown has over thirty years of global executive-level food industry experience, with deep expertise in the fields of seafood procurement, certification, and standards. Greg has been the inaugural Executive Director of the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability’s since February 1, 2022. A graduate of Occidental College, Greg started his executive level career path in Seafood while living and working in Singapore (1990-2005), where his positions culminated in over ten years of service with Darden Restaurants as Director of Seafood Procurement there. Greg returned to the U.S. to become Director of Category Management, Seafood at US Foodservice (now US Foods). After four years in that role, and some time doing his independent seafood consultancy, Greg was tapped to become Vice President of Corporate Procurement for Flying Food Group (airline catering), and then Corporate Strategic Sourcing, Seafood for Caesars Entertainment. In 2014, Greg moved into product verification and seafood certification at NSF International (where he was stationed in Shanghai for three years) in a dual role as Global Managing Director, Seafood and Region Managing Director, NSF China. He returned to the U.S. in 2017 to expand his experience in seafood sustainability standards by joining the executive leadership team at the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now Global Seafood Alliance) and ascended to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations & Strategic Development, with responsibility to oversee the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Operations, Program Integrity, and CSR engagement.