EUCORD’s Supervisory Board is pleased to announce that Guy Sneyers has been named Executive Director of EUCORD. Mr. Sneyers will officially assume his post on September 1, when EUCORD’s current Managing Director, Henk Knipscheer, will step down after 10 years of service as MD.
“We are pleased to announce that the board unanimously selected Mr. Guy Sneyers as the best candidate. I am pleased to share my feeling of enthusiasm and comfort. Mr. Sneyers is a talented and very experienced gentleman and he really wants to take up the challenge of matching the goals that the board has set for the years after 2014. He is aware of the challenge and looks forward to cooperating with all of you and with the board,” said EUCORD Board Chairman Charles van der Straten Waillet.
Most recently, Mr. Sneyers acted as Chief Operations Officer at the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) in Amsterdam. Prior to that he was responsible for Food Security matters in FAO more in particular the implementation of Food Security programs and projects in Nigeria. Mr. Sneyers has over thirty years of international development assistance experience in Asian, African and Latin American developing countries for CFC, FAO and UNDP.
EUCORD’s priority is to bring as many development stakeholders, from farmer cooperatives to private sector enterprises into the development process. Guy Sneyers shares this ambition with EUCORD and will actively promote Public Private Partnerships and value addition related activities in the EUCORD programs.