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Piet Vanthemsche is a veterinary surgeon by profession. Having had his own practice for six years, in 1986 he joined the veterinary services of the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture. Between 1992 and 2000, he held various senior management positions at the Ministry of Agriculture as well as being chief of staff of the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Agriculture. From January 2000 to July 2002 he has developed his own independent consultancy. From July 2002 until May 2007 Piet Vanthemsche undertook various management assignments for the Federal government. He was successively Managing Director of the Belgian Food Safety Agency, Inter-ministerial Commissioner Influenza and Managing Director of the Belgian Medicines Agency. In May 2007 Piet Vanthemsche moved to the Belgian Farmers’ Union where he was chairman as well as being chairman of the MRBB holding until November 2015. Currently, he holds managerial positions in numerous public and private organisations operating in the areas of health, food and education.