Frans A.G.M. Claassen

Frans A.G.M. Claassen

Role
Managing Director
Works at
MVO – the Oils and Fats Industry Association

Work Experience

2014 – now Managing Director
MVO – the Oils and Fats Industry Association
Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

2012 - now Chairman of the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA)
Chairman of the Dutch Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil
Chairman of the Dutch Task Force Sustainable Soy

2006 – 2013 General Manager
Product Board Margarine, Fats and Oils (MVO)
Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

2005 – 2006 Interim Manager - Reorganization
Plant Protection Service
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Wageningen, the Netherlands

2000 – 2005 Agricultural Counsellor
for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia

1996 – 2000 Agricultural Attaché
for P.R. China and SAR Hong Kong
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Beijing, P.R. China

1992 – 1996 Senior Policy Advisor
Department for Trade & Industry
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
The Hague, the Netherlands

Education:

1984 – 1990 Agricultural Economics (Engineer – Ir)
Management, Market Research and Marketing
Wageningen University, the Netherlands