BAJNÓCZI, Pál DVM - Animal Health and Welfare Director, Head of IAWC

Education: University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest - doctor of veterinary medicine, epizootology and administrative veterinary expert, completion of International Course on Exotic Animal Diseases, Plum Island, USA

Professional Experience: Seven years as veterinary practitioner at large scale breeding-growing finishing pig farm and dairy farm. Thirteen years of professional experience in different positions in the animal health and food safety public administration sector as EU rapporteur, district chief veterinary officer, county chief veterinary officer. He worked for two years at the European Commission DG Health and Consumer Protection Bilateral International Unit as seconded national expert being involved inter alia in technical support of the enlargement of the EU.

Responsibilities: He is responsible for establishing and also for the implementation of animal health and welfare policies within the company. As the Head of Institutional Animal Welfare Committee (IAWC), he takes care of the proper functioning of the committe in order to fulfil ethical considerations and relevant legal obligations in the field of R&D division of the company.