Prof. Pijpers has been President of the Executive Board of Utrecht University since October 2017.
Prior to his presidency, Anton Pijpers was vice president of Utrecht University and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Anton Pijpers (1958) studied Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1990. In 1991, Pijpers was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Department of Herdhealth Veterinary Medicine, which appointment was followed by the positions of Professor of Veterinary Pharmacy in 1993 and Professor of Poultry Health in 1996. From 2000 till 2009, Pijpers has been acting as Director of the Animal Health Service of the Netherlands. Furthermore, since June 2008, he was affiliated with Utrecht University as part-time Professor of Monitoring Animal Health.
Beside these academic appointments, Pijpers’ additional functions include the posts of president of the Board of Utrecht Life Sciences of the Utrecht University, vice-president of the Executive Board EAEVE (European Association of European Veterinary Establishments), president of public-private consortium Immuno Valley, member of the Board of the SDa (Animal Drug Authority) and member of Supervisory Board UU Holdings.
Pijpers is also commissioner to several small companies.