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Evogene Appoints Adrian Percy to Its Board of Directors


Evogene Ltd. announced the appointment of Adrian Percy to its board of directors. Percy has more than 25 years of experience in the agricultural industry and is a strong advocate of the critical need for new environmentally friendly agricultural and food technologies to support global food supply and security.

Percy had served in various senior management positions, most recently head of Research & Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer and member of its Executive Committee. In this position, he had responsibility for Bayer’s activities in the areas of crop protection chemistry and biologicals, as well as seeds and traits, including regulatory affairs activities. Previously he held numerous positions in the research and development departments of Rhone Poulenc, Aventis CropScience and Bayer in France, Germany and the United States.

Percy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, and a Master’s degree in Toxicology and doctorate in Biochemistry, both from the University of Birmingham.

“I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of Evogene and apply my experience in the life science industry to support their mission to bring new innovation for the benefit of farmers and consumers across the globe,” Percy says.

“I am honored to welcome Dr. Adrian Percy to Evogene’s board of directors,” says Martin Gerstel, Evogene chairman of the Board. “Dr. Percy brings years of management experience and expertise from the specific agricultural industry areas of focus for us, and therefore we enthusiastically look forward to his insights and assistance as we continue to develop next generation ag-chemical, ag-biological and seeds products for our internal pipelines and industry partners.”