Alumni meeting

DEAN Alumni event Paris, France - 10 July 2019

Alumni of the Dutch 4TU’s living/working in France were invited to an alumni event at the residence of the Ambassador in Paris on July 10 2019.

On July 10, an alumni event took place in Paris, France. Alumni of the 4TU’s living/working in France were invited to the event at the residence of the Ambassador in Paris.

Location: Residence of the Ambassador (not at the Embassy)
Hôtel d’Avaray, 85 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

The programme for this event can be found below.

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20:00 Arrival with light refreshments
20:45 Programme with updates from a representative of the embassy and from the universities. A key note by Julie Verwooten (WUR alumna) and a panel interview with the solar boat teams Delft and Twente on last weeks Solar Boat Competition in Monaco.
21:45 Networking drinks

WUR Alumna Ir. Julie Vermooten, Director of Europe Public Policy and Government Relations, Animal Health at Merck Sharp & Dohme (Belgium) will speak about her working experiences in both France (10 years at MEDEF, French Business Confederation) and Belgium (5 years at Cosmetics Europe, trade association gathering a vast majority of French members).

CV Julie Vermooten

MSD (Merck, Sharp and Dohme) Director Public Policy, Europe

Julie started her carrier in the European Public Affairs in 1995 with the Dutch Productboards for Livestock, Meat and Eggs. After 3 years of active lobbying for agricultural interests, she was appointed to the French Business Confederation MEDEF as special advisor for Europe. She focused on advocating French interests with members of the European Parliament for over 10 years.

In 2008, Julie joined Cosmetics Europe, the Personal care association, as Public Affairs Director. Cosmetics Europe represents 4000 companies through national cosmetics federations from all EU Member States and 18 international leading companies. From there she moved to the practical business world, to manage a Belgian start up, World Natural Care, putting in place a production building and all necessary processes to develop and produce natural ingredients for efficient organic cosmetics.

In 2016, Julie was attracted back to the Brussels Bubble and took on the challenge to set up the European Public Policy Department for MSD Animal Health.

Julie Vermooten holds a Master degree in animal husbandry and agri-business management from Wageningen University and Research centre in the Netherlands. Julie was born in Mbabane, Swaziland in 1968 and commutes between Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. She has two children and is a fanatic Mah Jong player. Spoken languages: French/Dutch/English/German/Spanish.