Former President&CEO; Wageningen University&Research, President
Dutch Topsector Agri & Food
Address from Conference Chairman
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.