Seed World

Philippe Rousseau new Global Seed Company CEO

Seed industry veteran Philippe Rousseau has been named Global CEO) for Verisem B.V., a Paine Schwartz Partners portfolio company. Paine Schwartz Partners also announced that Verisem is the new name for its collection of specialty seed production companies, with operations in the Netherlands, France, Italy and the United States.
“We’re excited to welcome someone with Philippe’s talent and experience in operating across the complex global seed industry as we build the newly formed Verisem, a global leader in specialty seed production,” said Angelos Dassios, Partner at Paine Schwartz Partners and a Director with Verisem. “Philippe will play a critical role in Verisem’s success as we continue to develop the depth and breadth of Verisem’s production capabilities, global network and reach.”
Philippe most recently led the sunflower and winter oilseed rape seeds business at Syngenta. Prior to that role, he held various commercial and marketing positions in the field crops seeds business at Syngenta, and developed key active ingredients for the company’s seed treatment business. He previously worked for Cargill Seeds and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
As Global CEO, Philippe will direct the operations of Verisem’s t., as well as any future acquisitions or new business developments.
Supporting Philippe, Giuseppe Tumedei will remain CEO of Suba Seeds Co. and recently hired Ron Amarel will continue in his role as Managing Director of the Americas. André Goig will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.
Verisem, through its operating subsidiaries, produces a wide range of high-quality vegetable seeds, from carrots and coriander to beans, peas and broccoli. Learn more at