Frans is General Counsel, Compliance Officer and as from January 2017 also Data Protection Officer at Wageningen University & Research (WUR). Specialities: Corporate Governance, restructuring issues, M&A-deals. He was also involved from within the legal perspective in creating Europe’s largest wind turbine test site ACRRES-Lelystad in a partnership between WUR and Eneco. In 2015-2016 Frans was assisting in restructuring the Egyptian Agricultural Research Centre in Caïro.
Before Frans started at WUR he was a member of the Executive Board of the water company: Rivierenland. Portfolio: general administrative and legal matters; policy and management processes; reorganization all-in water company (water quantity and quality managerial integrated) and a member of the national steering committee: policy and management processes, water boards Netherlands: development of a model to a more uniform and transparent streamlining organizational processes within the water authorities.
Last year till now next to his tasks as general counsel and compliance officer the focus lies on implementing the GDPR for WUR.