Jean Philippe DOP
Born in 1966 in Toulouse, France, Jean-Philippe DOP is Inspector General for Veterinary Public Health and a Veterinary Doctor (Toulouse 1991). He graduated in Tropical Veterinary Medicine and Tropical Animal Production from the International Agronomical Research Centre for Cooperation and Development (CIRAD). After starting his career as a technical assistant in Africa (Burkina Faso), he acted as a “chargé de mission” for Agrofood Industries from 1994 to 1998, in the Agricultural Economics Department of the Picardy Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Forestry (Amiens, north of France). He then became Deputy Agriculture Counselor at the French Embassy in Madrid, Spain, and was later in charge of Food Quality and Safety at the General Secretariat for European Affairs of the French Prime Minister. After spending some time at the General Directorate for Food as Deputy Head of the Food Safety Department from 2004 to 2009, he became Director for European and International Affairs at FranceAgriMer (a public agency under the supervision of the French Ministries of Agriculture and Finance). Following this experience, Jean-Philippe DOP operated as a Technical Advisor for International Promotion and Quality of Products within the Office of the Delegate Minister for Agrofood, from July 2012 to May 2014. In May 2014, and until December 2015, he took over the role of Deputy Head for European and International Sanitary Affairs at the General Directorate for Food of the French Ministry for Agriculture, Agrofood and Forestry. He joined the OIE in January 2016 to fill the position of Deputy Director General in charge of Institutional Affairs and Regional Activities.