Peter van den Elzen appointed acting General Manager of NFI

Peter van den Elzen (b. 1952) has taken up his duties as acting General Manager of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). Minister of Justice and Security Blok has charged Mr Van den Elzen with the task of implementing the Agenda for Change that was presented on 10 May in response to an investigation into the management and organisational culture at the NFI.

Peter van den Elzen

In view of the urgency involved in implementing the required changes, this task will require most of Van den Elzen's attention during his initial period at the NFI. After that, he will focus on his other duties as acting General Manager.

Previously, Van den Elzen served in a management position at De Bascule, an academic centre for child and youth psychiatry. In addition, he paved the way for Pan-Amsterdam Valorisation on behalf of the Executive Boards of AMC, VUmc, UvA/HvA and VU. He also served as the Managing Director of the Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group of Wageningen University & Research. Van den Elzen graduated cum laude in molecular biology and holds a PhD in molecular genetics.