Anton Pijpers (1958) has been chairman of the Executive Board of Utrecht University since 1 October 2017. After studying veterinary medicine at Utrecht University, he worked as a veterinarian. He also obtained his PhD from Utrecht University and was appointed professor in 1993.
Between 2000 and 2009, Anton Pijpers left the university and was general director of the Animal Health Service. In 2009, he returned as dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he became vice-chairman of the Executive Board.
A bridge builder, he enjoys working with deans, students and staff on both a strong regional network and the university’s international appeal. He also holds several (unpaid) ancillary positions. For example, he is a member of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health steering committee, vice-chairman of the Economic Board Utrecht and chairman of Fulbright The Netherlands.