Dr. Johannes Keizer has more than 20 years of experience in the area of opening access to data and knowledge.
After his studies (Master Degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics, PhD in Biology) he started a consultancy company for scientific data management (lab data organization, registries of rare deseases, national pesticide management in Italy). In 2000 he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN to head a big restructuring operation of the "International Information System for Agricultural Science and Technology - AGRIS". From then to 2013 he lead a team of 20 professionals engaged on all levels of Agricultural Information Management (http://aims.fao.org). Since 2014 he has a special mandate for the outsourcing of technical processes in information systems to worldwide partners. He represents FAO in the Research4Life (http://http://www.research4life.org/) program and the GODAN (http://www.godan.info) initiative
Dr. Keizer is fluent in English, German and Italian. He speaks and understands some Chinese.