- Twenty-plus years of leadership and business experience in agricultural and pharmaceutical life science businesses.
- Expertise includes: New product development from discovery to commercialization; science and technology investment options and opportunities; sales force productivity; licensing and intellectual property strategy; merger, acquisition and alliance value capture.
- Leader of research or business units for Syngenta, Pharmacia and Monsanto.
- Seven years in-country management experience in Europe and South America.
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Turning Agricultural Life Science Innovations into Sustainable Business Results
- Bacillus thuringiensis, Bt
- A soil-dwelling bacterium commonly used as a natural, biological pesticide for use on some insects. It is considered environmentally friendly because it does not affect humans, wildlife, pollinators or other beneficial insects.
- Blue ocean
- A reference to a business operating in open territory, where it has the playing field to itself, as opposed to operating where the competition – the sharks – are merciless.
- Genetically modified organism, GMO
- Generally, any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. In agriculture, this usually involves introducing traits to increase production, resist disease or insects, tolerate or resist chemicals or improve the quality, nutrition or other traits of food and other products from either plant or animal sources.
- Genome or "gene" editing
- A type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed from a genome using artificially engineered nucleases, or "molecular scissors." The four current families of technologies are zinc-fingers, TALENs and CRISPR/Cas and engineered meganucleases re-engineered homing endonucleases.
- Precision agriculture
- An agricultural production system that relies on gathering data from the field and combined with detailed GPS location data or remote sensing to create a plan for variable application of such inputs as fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides. The goal is to create a more efficient production system that is more sustainable, convenient to use and environmentally friendly.
- Remote sensing
- In agriculture, the use of satellite imagery or other aerial imaging to observe and measure conditions, and variability, over large areas. Such information can identify areas of stress in crop fields, which can indicate pests or inadequate nutrition, for example.
- Ribonucleic acid: One of the basic molecules that carries genetic information, normally through transmitting information from DNA to proteins produced by the cells.
- In agriculture, sustainable food production is viewed as environmentally friendly production methods that can sustain farmers and resources over time while producing necessary food and fiber.
- Synthetic Biology
A) The design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and;
B) The re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purpose