Hamid ‘Abd Al-Qadir Distefano

Founder and CEO of Halal Italia, the Italian Halal Certification Body (2010). Halal Italia acts as halal certification body in the food, cosmetics, pharma and hospitality sectors. He actively participated in many forum, seminars and conferences to spread awareness about halal lifestyle and rules. Since 2015 he is a member of Board of Directors of AICE (Italian Association of Foreign Trade). Graduated in Law and Religions at the University of Turin, Faculty of Law with a thesis on the “Status of Islam in the Italian legal system”, he wrote several studies and attended many conferences and seminars aimed to promote a better understanding of Islam in the West. He is a member of the Legal Affairs Committee of CO.RE.IS. (Italian Islamic Religious Community). Since 2016 he is a member of the Board of Directors and Council of the Imam of COREIS.