Dr A.C.M (Adrie) Zwanenberg
Friday 6 April 2001
Heritage Hotel, Auckland
One of the world’s leading experts on co-operative industry structures, Dr A.C.M (Adrie) Zwanenberg, will tomorrow
release an independent report on Global Dairy Company’s co-operative structure. The independent report was commissioned
by Global Dairy Company.
The report will be released at a media briefing at 2.00 pm, Friday 6 April, in the Calder Mackay 2 Room, Heritage Hotel,
11 Wyndham Street, Auckland. All media are invited.
Dr Zwanenberg will also take the opportunity to present his views on developments in the global dairy marketplace. There
will be opportunities for media to question Dr Zwanenberg on both his report and wider industry issues.
Please register your interest in the briefing by calling Matthew Hooton, Sue Wood & Associates Ltd, on 04 4724688 or 025 2310237.
Dr Zwanenberg gained his first doctorate in 1975 at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Between 1972 and 1986, Dr
Zwanenberg, 50, was the Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Studies at the Agricultural University,
Wageningen. During this period, his research interests focused on the economic and organisational aspects of the
European dairy industry.
His PhD thesis, European Dairy Cooperatives Developing New Strategies was published in 1997. He defended this in March
of that year at University College Cork in Ireland, and addressed the question of how dairy cooperatives can combine the
developments of new strategies with the maintenance of a cooperative organisation.
Dr Zwanenberg has authored various Rabobank dairy reports and in 1996 joined F & A Research where he coordinated the Dairy & Food research team.
Since September 2000, he has combined his dairy research work with his new task as Global Industry Specialist Dairy for
Rabobank in which he acts as an advisor in dairy business issues for the bank and for clients.
Dr Zwanenberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on cooperatives.