CDCB’s João Dürr was elected Vice President of the 11-person Board of ICAR, the International Committee for Animal Recording, during the 2022 annual meeting in Montreal. This global non-governmental organization has 128 members from 57 countries, setting the global standard for livestock data through identification, recording and evaluation.
João Dürr, Ph.D., has served as Chief Executive Officer at CDCB since September 2014. Before CDCB, João worked as the Executive Director of Interbull based in Sweden, Professor at Universidade de Passo Fundo in Brazil, and President of the Brazilian Council of Milk Quality (CBQL). A native of Brazil, João received his Bachelor’s degree in agriculture at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; followed by master’s and doctorate degrees from McGill University, Montreal, in animal breeding and genetics.