Louise Fresco#

Louise Fresco
Email:office.fresco 'at' wur.nl
Membership Number:4407
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage: http://www.louisefresco.nl

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014, July 1st - President of the Executive Board - Wageningen UR - Wageningen
  • 2006 - 2014, July 1st - University Professor - University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam
  • 2009 Non-Executive Director & member Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Committee - Unilever
  • Professor at Wageningen University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Tropical agriculture

Honours and Awards

  • 2014- Corresponding member - Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences, the Section of Technical Sciences - Brussels
  • 2013- Distinguished Visiting Scholar Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF) Pretoria
  • 2012- Foreign member - Académie d'Agriculture de France - Paris
  • 2009- Member - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - Amsterdam
  • 2000- Corresponding member - Spanish Real Academia de Ingeniería - Madrid
  • 2000- Foreign member - Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry - Stockholm
  • 2000-Member - Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities - Haarlem
  • Other current activities
  • 2013- Member - Advisory Board - Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food in the Low Countries
  • 2010- Member - Board - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Amsterdam
  • 2010- Advisor - Office Chérifien des Phosphates (Groupe OCP) - Morocco2010- Member - Council of Advisors - World Food Prize - Des Moines - U.S.A.
  • 2006 Member - International Trilateral Commission - France | U.S.A | Japan
  • 2006 Member - Board - Praemium Erasmianum Foundation - the Netherlands
  • Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (based in Stockholm), a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain (based in Madrid), a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and a foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Corresponding member of Belgium's Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences
  • Nearly ten years service as Assistant-Director General at the a Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, spent extensive periods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission. In 2014 the EU Commission asked her to chair the Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Program for Research
  • Comenius and Groeneveld prizes

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