Speaker

Speaker

Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen

Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen

President Dutch Top Sector Agri&Food
Aalt Dijkhuizen (1953) was born and raised at a dairy farm. He graduated in Agricultural Economics at Wageeninegen University (1977) and did his PhD at the Veterinary School in Utrecht (1983). He was appointed professor of Animal Health Economics in Wageningen in 1992. In 1998 he left for private industry and became Managing Director of the Business Group Agri Northern Europe with Nutreco, a feed and food company listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. In 2002 he was appointed President and Chairman of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). He left Wageningen in March 2014 to become President of the Dutch Topsector Agri&Food. Moreover he is active in several advisory and supervisory boards in the food & agri sector. Aalt Dijkhuizen has a broad international experience and is among others co-director of the Holland Center in China, Personal Advisor to the Governor of Fujian (China) and High-level Expert to the European Commission in Brussels.
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