Manon’s passion is to improve animal health and food-safety conditions for the benefit of both global consumers and food producers. With her pragmatic approach, strong communication skills, clear interest in building up on locally available expertise and capacities to bring together the common interests of various stakeholders, Manon is able to achieve tangible and practical project results for SAFOSO's clients. Manon joined SAFOSO's management team as Director in 2010.
Manon obtained her master’s degree from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where she studied Animal Science and specialized in both veterinary epidemiology and tropical animal husbandry. She later completed her doctoral degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.
After graduation from Wageningen University, Manon joined the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office in Bern and gained first-hand experience in analyzing and managing animal health and food-safety issues from the perspective of a veterinary authority. She joined SAFOSO in 2004 as consultant where she worked with clients and veterinary authorities from around world to address their animal health and food-safety concerns.