ERAB appoints a new Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Posted on the 16 Feb 2016

ERAB is delighted to announce the appointment of Emeritus Professor Frans Kok as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Professor Kok replaces Mr Raymond Georis who is standing down following many years valued service to ERAB.

 

He is a recently retired professor in nutrition and health and head of the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also the chairman of the board of the Dutch Beer Knowledge Institute since 2009.


His scientific research covers topics such as diet in disease prevention, dietary behaviour, and overweight, in particular diet and deficiency disorders in Asia and Africa. He has initiated and coordinated several large Dutch and European research programmes.  


He is the author of around 350 original scientific publications and the editor of three nutrition textbooks and a popular scientific book "Gezond eten, Gewoon doen" ("Healthy eating, Simply do it"). He has lectured on nutrition and health topics at many scientific symposia and postdoctoral training events in a large number of countries and has made many media appearances on topics related to nutrition and health.


ERAB  would like to welcome him as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors following his appointment on 15th February 2016. We would also like to record our thanks to Raymond Georis, the previous Chairman.