Wageningen (The Netherlands) ‒ Mrs. Marian Geluk has been appointed as the new Managing Director TI Food & Nutrition (TIFN) with effect from August 1, 2015. She succeeds Dr Albert Jan Maat who will hand over his responsibilities after more than 6 years of service.
TI Food & Nutrition is a public/private partnership for long-term strategic research to enhance innovation in the food industry in providing safe, healthy and tasty foods. “We are pleased that with the appointment of Marian Geluk, we can take TI Food and Nutrition into the next phase,” says Emmo Meijer, chair of the TI Food and Nutrition Governing Board.
Currently, Mrs. Geluk (Dutch nationality) is Executive Director of Wageningen UR Chile, the International Centre of Excellence in Foods, in Chile. She joined Wageningen UR – Food and Biobased Research in 2008 after being active in Unilever Research and NIZO Food Research, holding various product development, business development and management roles.
Next to her TIFN activities in due time Mrs. Geluk will take up additional responsibilities for the TKI Agri&Food in the domain of Public Private Partnerships for fundamental strategic research and internationalisation.