Short biography of Direk Herdieckerhoff, Germany:
Dirk Herdieckerhoff gained his fruit industry experience working on a fruit farm in Kent, UK. In 1985, he completed his Masters degree in Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, USA. He then worked in various positions in agriculture and horticulture. For the last 25 years, Dirk has been the administrator of a fruit farm in Germany that specializes in production for processors.
Since 2010, Dirk has been the Chairman of the VJAD, the German blackcurrant growers organisation, and has been president of the IBA from 2014 till 2016.