Aalt Dijkhuizen

Former President & CEO, Wageningen University & Research; President

Dutch Topsector Agri & Food


Address from Conference Chairman

Speech Time: 08:50 - 09:00 

Chief Talk On the Internationalization of China’s Domestic Brands

We are living in an age when digital network connects everyone and everything all over the world together. The question that what is really an internationalized company worth more considering.

1) What is an internationalized company? 2) What kind of challenges will the domestic companies be faced during this process? 3) Build an agile organization that promotes innovation. 4) Build and enhance the cultural awareness of a brand. 

Speech Time: 11:15 - 12:45


Aalt Dijkhuizen (1953) is President of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food. Moreover, he is member of several advisory and supervisory boards in the agri & food sector, co-director of the Holland Center in China, personal advisor to the Governor of Fujian Provence (China) and high-level Expert to the European Commission in Brussels. During the 1990s Aalt Dijkhuizen was a professor at Wageningen University, specialised in animal health economics. From 1998 to 2002 he worked for Nutreco as Managing Director of the Business Group Agri Northern Europe. From 2002 to 2014 he was president and ceo of Wageningen UR (University & Research center). Aalt Dijkhuizen holds a B.Sc and an M.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from Wageningen University (1977) and a PhD in Animal Health Economics from the Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht University (1983). He was awarded Honorary Citizen of Fujian Province in 2008 and Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands in 2014.