Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly for a renewable three years mandate. Together with the Executive Manager, it is responsible for executive decision-making. The The Board of Directors is responsible for taking forward performance improvement and formulating questions on overall policy of the Platform.


Marc Cornelissen - Plant ETP President
Head of Crop Efficiency Trait Research
Bayer CropScience S.A.
Garlich von Essen
Secretary General
European Seed Association
Bernard Bejar
Céréales- Vallée, Pôle de Compétitivité
Marc Lefèbvre
Manager Biotech

Agricultural sector

Emmanuel Rougier
Chief Executive Officer
Groupe Limagrain
Daniel  Azevedo
Director for Commodities and Trade


Karin Metzlaff
Executive Director
European Plant Science Organisation
Ulrich Schurr
Director IBG-2 Plant Sciences
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Simon Vaughan
Head of International Programmes
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden