CURRICULUM VITAE of Prof. Dr. Ir. Gerrit Meester

1944 Born at Ommen, the Netherlands
1970 University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University, Wageningen
1970-1976 Staff member, Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
1976-1986 Staff member, Agricultural Economics Research Institute, The Hague
1986-1994 Deputy Director Department of International Agricultural Affairs and Market Organizations, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, The Hague. In this function spokesman for the Netherlands in the EU 's Special Committee on Agriculture
1994-1999 Head Strategic Policies Division, Minister's Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, The Hague
2000-2009 Agricultural Policy Adviser, Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Hague (retired in 2009)
1992-2009 Part-time Professor in Agricultural Economics, later on in European Economic Integration, especially for agriculture and the food industry, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Amsterdam
2008-2010 Chairman of the OECD Committee on Agriculture
As of 2009 Secretary/treasurerof the Board of Directors of Road safety for all