Jun 29, 2022
OMRI tabs Orsi Dezsi as CEO

The Organic Materials Review Institute has appointed Orsi Dezsi as its new executive director/chief executive officer.

Dezsi will be responsible for leading OMRI’s dedicated team of professionals while growing the value of the organization for its members, donors, sponsors, partners and other stakeholders. She will lead efforts to expand the organization’s programs while growing and strengthening its impact on the organic movement.

Orsi Deszi, OMRI CEO and executive director

Dezsi brings extensive experience in product certification, food safety, and industry and regulatory partnerships. Previously, she served as Director of Product Certification in the Food Safety Division at NSF International, where she served nearly 20 years in progressively responsible roles.

“Orsi’s success in leading strategic growth, building industry and regulatory partnerships, and mentoring staff teams make her the perfect choice to lead OMRI into the future,” said Matt Landi, OMRI board chair. “We’re thrilled to welcome Orsi aboard.”

Dezsi was scheduled to take over June 27, the OMRI announced through a news release.

OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling and processing.

Founded in 1997, OMRI’s mission is to support the growth and trust of the global organic community through expert, independent and transparent verification of input materials, and through education and technical assistance.


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