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Professor Geert de Snoo Appointed New Director of Research Policy at KNAW

Geert de Snoo is making the transition from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology to the management of KNAW. Starting 1 October, the professor of Environmental Biology will begin his role as Director of Research Policy in a new, consensus-based management team.

Geert de Snoo is currently the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, an institute of KNAW. He will share his chair on the Management Board with Adriana Esmeijer, Director of General Affairs, and Iwan Holleman, Director of Business Development. The new Board Management team succeeds the Academy’s acting Board.

Experience that complements and strengthens each other

Marileen Dogterom, Academy President: ‘The arrival of the new consensus-based Board of Management marks an important step for the Academy and its institutes. I have the utmost confidence in their extensive and complementary experience and look forward to an inspiring partnership with them.’

About Geert de Snoo

In addition to his role as director of research policy, De Snoo will continue his work as a professor of Environmental Biology at the Institute of Environmental Sciences in Leiden. Here, he conducts research on protecting biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes. From 2012 to 2019, De Snoo was the dean of the Faculty of Science.

Cutting-edge research for society

De Snoo: ‘I am eager to promote the Academy’s research in the broader sense. As a group, the Academy institutes conduct cutting-edge research in the life sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. We manage an important national infrastructure and share our expertise with society in numerous ways.

Read the original press release on the website of the KNAW: New Board of Management KNAW appointed.

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