Members of the board

Prof.Dr.Ir. J.A.M. van Arendonk, Chairman
Mrs. L.K. Koster-Pon, Treasurer
Mr. G.L.M. van Hengstum, Secretary

 

Summary

RoundpicJohanArenddonk.pngJohan van Arendonk was born on September 13, 1958 on a dairy farm in Bavel a small village in the South of The Netherlands. He received his MSc degree in Animal Science (with distinction) in 1982 at the Wageningen University in The Netherlands. During his graduate studies he spent seven months at the Department of Animal Breeding of the Agricultural University (UMB) in As, Norway. In 1985 he received his PhD degree (with distinction) at the Wageningen University.

The working career of Johan van Arendonk started in 1985 in the Department of Animal Breeding at Wageningen as an Assistant Professor. He rose quickly to Associate Professor in 1989 and to a Personal Chair in 1998 with the Animal Breeding and Genetics Group of Wageningen University. In 2001, he was appointed to the position of Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics. From 2004 to 2007, he combined that position with the position of Scientific Director of the graduate school "Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences". From 2010 onwards, he combines that position with the position of Dean of Sciences of Wageningen University.

Johan has spent a number of six month outside The Netherlands: at the Department of Animal Breeding of the Agricultural University (UMB) in As, Norway; at the Centre for Genetic Improvement in Livestock of the University of Guelph in Canada; and at the Department of Animal Science of the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. Van Arendonk is coordinator of the EU-funded European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics course (http://www.emabg.eu/), which started in September 2007. In 2003 he became the chairman of the Koepon Stichting.