Prof. Dr. Achim Spiller
has been Professor of "Marketing for Food and Agricultural Products" at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the Georg-August University of Göttingen since 2000. His research focuses on consumer behaviour, sustainability management, animal welfare and supply chain management in agribusiness. Achim Spiller has written more than 150 articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals and numerous books, business consulting reports and policy recommendations.
Achim Spiller is a full member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen.
Since December 2020 he has been chairman of the scientific advisory board for "Agricultural Policy, Nutrition and Consumer Health Protection" with the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
In July 2020, he was appointed to the Future Commission on Agriculture set up by the Federal Cabinet of Germany. Since 2019, he has been a member of the BMEL Competence Network for Livestock Farming (“Borchert Commission”) at the invitation of the Federal Minister.
In the FAZ economist ranking, Achim Spiller was honoured as one of the 100 leading German economists in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020 respectively.
Achim Spiller is chairman of the scientific advisory board of the "Animal Welfare Label of the German Animal Welfare Federation“.
From 2014 to 2016, he was a member of the Competence Group Animal Welfare at the personal invitation of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture; from 2013 to 2018, he was a member of the board of trustees of the QS system, 4 years of which as chairman.
From 2011 to 2015 he was Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, from 2015 to 2017 Dean of Finance.
Editorial Boards: (1) Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety and (2) Review Editor for Animal Welfare and Policy Frontiers in Animal Science