NVWA officer Dr. Nico Horn elected as Director-General of EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization)

As of 1 January 2019 Nico Horn will take up the position of Director-General of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. EPPO is an intergovernmental organization of 52 member countries, including nearly every country in the European and Mediterranean region, as well as Asian countries of the former USSR.

EPPO is the oldest and one of the most important international organizations in the area of plant health and crop protection products.

Nico Horn has been a Senior Officer Plant Health of the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Utrecht/Wageningen, the Netherlands. He has worked in plant health for more than 25 years and has contributed actively to international work, both at the IPPC and EPPO level.

As Director-General of EPPO Nico Horn will continue to work on the development of international standards in the area of plant health and crop protection products in cooperation with the countries of the region.