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Changes in the Management Board of GIQS

(Bonn, 18.9.2012) - After ten years of voluntary function within the management board of GIQS (Trans Border Integrated Quality Assurance) Dr. Peter van der Wolf (from the Dutch gezondheidsdienst voor dieren – GD) decided not to run for re-election for the function of chief financial officer. But further on he will keep in touch with the organisation.

He is replaced by Johan Zandbergen as chief financial officer. Zandbergen studied business economics and information science and is founder and managing director of Chainfood b.v. in NL-Arnhem. His main activity is the IT development and implementation for Chain Information Management, especially for quality and risk management and sustainability in agriculture and food supply chains.

Also Dr. Ruud Huirne from Wageningen University didn’t run for re-election as secretary. His duties are taken oven by Helmut W. Saatkamp. Saatkamp is Associate-professor for Economics of Animal Health and Animal Production at the department of Business Economics at the University of Wageningen.

Once again re-elected was Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen. She is chairwoman of GIQS since its foundation. Furthermore she is spokeswoman of the cluster Bonn.realis, founding member of the FoodNetCenter of Bonn University and responsible for Education in the FoodDACH network. She is in charge of the Department for Preventive Animal Health Management at the agricltural faculty of the University of Bonn since 1991

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