Dr. Katinka de Balogh
Senior Animal Health and Production Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra-Atit Road
Katinka de Balogh studied veterinary medicine in Berlin and Munich and obtained her doctorate in tropical parasitology from the Tropical Institute of the University of Munich in 1984. She specialized in tropical animal production and health in France and in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) in the Netherlands. After a short career as a zoo veterinarian in the Rotterdam Zoo she moved to Africa where she worked for a total of 9 years as a district veterinary officer (DVO) in rural Zambia and lecturer at the veterinary faculties of Lusaka (Zambia) and Maputo (Mozambique). In 1997 she started to work as a lecturer in VPH and international coordinator at the veterinary faculty in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Between 2002-2016, she worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy where she led the VPH activities of the organization and was the FAO focal point on One Health, establishing close linkages with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO). From January 2016, she has taken up her new posting as Senior Animal Health and Production Officer at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.