Professor Jack van der Vorst is member of the Board of Directors of Wageningen University & Research and General Director of the Social Sciences Group comprising of about 800 fte in three institutes: the Department of Social Sciences of Wageningen University, Wageningen Economic Research, and Wageningen Center for Development Innovation. Jack is Chair of the Steering Board of Wageningen Data Competence Center and is member of multiple national and international Advisory Boards, among which AMS Institute, Cocoa Horizons Foundation, The Sustainability Consortium, Platform Multi-functionele Landbouw, and the Supervisory Board of Florensis BV. Jack is Professor in AgriFood Supply Chain Logistics at Wageningen University, supervised over 20 PhD students and published 200+ academic and business papers. His research focuses on the development of innovative logistics concepts in AgriFood Supply Chain Networks.
“The rise of mega-cities combined with our global challenge to feed all people in a sustainable way and in a healthy living environment requires trans-disciplinary innovations that can be developed at AMS Institute.”