Willem Jan Laan
Director, Global External Affairs
Formerly: with Trade Policy Division, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. With Unilever: 1995, Agricultural Economic Adviser; currently, located in Rotterdam; represents company in external associations including FoodDrinkEurope and BusinessEurope, in Brussels, on issues such as agricultural policy, trade policy, biotechnology, food security, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. Chairman: Committee of Multilateral Trade Policy, VNO-NCW, The Hague; WTO Agriculture Working Group, Confederation of European Business.