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Wytse Vellema Joins World Poultry Foundation Executive Team

Wytse Vellema Joins World Poultry Foundation Executive Team

February 3, 2021 / World Poultry Foundation / Share:

The World Poultry Foundation has announced the appointment of Wytse Vellema as Senior Program Manager. Wytse will be a part of the WPF Executive Team and will be responsible for managing the dual-purpose development programs in Africa and engaging with other development organizations and private companies to build distribution networks targeting smallholder farmers.

With a background in finance and economics, Mr. Vellema has worked in the development of smallholder based agricultural supply chains in Africa, South America, and Asia. He was most recently the Innovation Manager with Hendrix Genetics and holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Ghent University and an MSC in Development Economics (cum Laude) from Wageningen University.

WPF CEO, Randall Ennis, commented, “We are thrilled to have Wytse join our team at the World Poultry Foundation. His insight into development programs and his understanding of rural poultry value chains will help us refine and develop our initiatives across Africa.”

Mr Vellema currently resides in Utrecht, Netherlands.