G. van Selm

Résumé of Gijs van Selm MSc

G. van Selm (1963) studied at Wageningen Agricultural University where he graduated in 1988. His major subject was Animal Science, but he also read Management studies and Farm Economics. From 1988 till 2000 he worked for SturkoMeat, the largest private meat company in the Netherlands.

In 1991 he started working as Manager of a small meat production plant being responsible for production, sales and distribution of pork to retailers in the middle and west of the Netherlands. Under his management, this plant expanded from 25 to 80 employees over the period 1991 – 97. Also in 1997 a separate distribution-centre was commissioned.

From 1998, he worked as a Manager of the company’s largest plant in Lichtenvoorde. At the end of 1999 the management of the company’s second large plant in Apeldoorn was temporarily added to his responsibilities. Besides slaughter, the activities in these plants were cutting, deboning and the further processing of pork. The Lichtenvoorde plant employed 400 and Apeldoorn 275 employees. Both plants operated in national and international markets in both the industrial and retail sectors.

As a Plant Manager he was responsible for sales, finance and production. Moreover facility management, quality control, technical staff, office and human resource management were under his direction.

Over this period he was responsible for project-management; remodeling of production plants, environmental care, waste water treatment, waste reduction, and cost control. He was involved in projects for improvement of efficiency, yields, labor conditions, animal welfare, and chain production.

Since 2000 he has been working as a Management Consultant for Condor Consultancy.

His fields of expertise include: business process reengineering; economic analysis; environmental management; wastewater treatment; waste reduction; quality management e.g. integrated quality control in agricultural production chains, GMP, HACCP, ISO, BRC; organizational changes; human resource management; animal welfare; coaching and training.