Louise O. Fresco
International Food & Agriculture Specialist
Louise O. Fresco is an expert in the intersection of international development, agriculture and food, advising the Dutch government on socio-economic policy and climate change. Her career has included field work in tropical countries and leading positions within the United Nations, including Assistant Director-General in charge of agriculture at the Food and Agriculture Organization.
A university professor in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam), she also writes a syndicated newspaper column and has published eight books, including three acclaimed novels. Dr. Fresco serves as a non-executive director of the cooperative Rabobank and as a non-executive director of Unilever International.