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Alfred de Vries

Senior Program Officer for Animal Production

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Alfred de Vries works at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Senior Program Officer for Animal Production. He leads the Foundation’s efforts in R&D for Animal Production (genetics, reproduction, feed) aimed at increasing livestock productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-Asia. Alfred has extensive experience in animal breeding across many geographies from his time at international breeding companies (CRV, Topigs Norsvin and PIC) . He had management positions in R&D, technical service and operations. He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University and holds a Global Certificate in Management from INSEAD.

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