Professor Dr. Anton Pijpers DVM PhD is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board/Advisory Committee of LSP 1-6 and has served as President of Utrecht University’s Executive Board since October 2017. After his graduation from Utrecht University's Veterinary Medicine program, Prof. Pijpers worked as a veterinarian. He also obtained his doctoral degree from Utrecht University and was appointed a Professor in 1993. Between 2000 and 2009, he left the university and worked as the managing director of the Animal Health Service. In 2009, he returned to the university as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he was appointed Vice-President of the Executive Board.
Additional functions of Prof. Pijpers include being member of the national Topsector Life Sciences & Health, member of the Board of the Federation of Dutch Universities (VSNU) and Chair of the steering committee for Strategy, Public Affairs & Governance Committee of the VSNU, member of the Advice Committee of the Animal Science Group of Wageningen University, Chair of the Board of the Pica Foundation (promoting and stimulating the provision of scientific and public information in the Netherlands), member of the Economic Board Utrecht and Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Fulbright Commission.