Announcement of New NFP Executive Director Ivo Demmers

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Ivo Demmers as NFP’s new Executive Director.

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Ivo joins us from Wageningen University & Research, where he’s been Director of the Food Security and Valuing Water Programme since 2019. The programme applies food systems approaches to identify the most pressing food system challenges, whilst finding suitable solutions for tackling food, water and climate challenges in low and middle income countries. Ivo also has an extensive and established network from his 20 years of working nationally and internationally within the domains of food systems and water management.

Ivo starts at NFP on 1 March, taking up the reins from Han de Groot, who’s been fulfilling the role on an interim basis since October. Speaking ahead of Ivo starting his position, Chair of NFP’s Supervisory Board Suzanne van Tilburg said ”the Supervisory Board are excited and very much looking forward to working with Ivo. As the risks to global food security continue to grow, we have every confidence that Ivo’s vision and stewardship will further accelerate NFPs momentum in connecting and deploying Dutch expertise, to effectively address these challenges.”