Organisation of Pant ETP

 

General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of representatives of the Plant ETP. It ensures that all ETP activities contribute to the Plant ETP long-term goal: Strengthening European Plant Research and Innovation - Vision 2025. The General Assembly is comprised of plant sector leaders who help define the mission of the Plant ETP and its directions The General Assembly also includes experts, observers and a group of personalities.

Industry

Marc Cornelissen
Head of Research Operations BioScience
Bayer CropScience S.A.
Garlich von Essen
Secretary General
European Seed Association
Alain-Dominique Quintart
Head of Government & Public Affairs EAME
Syngenta
Arjen van Tunen
CEO
Keygene N.V.
Macy Merriman
Senior Manager Government & Biotech Affairs Europe
Dupont Pioneer Europe
Pierre Broun
Head of Nestlé R&D Centre - Tours
Nestlé Research Centre
Wolfgang Kraus
Head of R&D Department
Südzucker
Marc Lefèbvre
Manager Biotech
SESVanderHave
Reinhard Nehls
Scientific Director
KWS SAAT AG
Jan Jacobi
EU Liaison Officer
German Federation of Private Plant Breeders
Bernard Bejar
Director
Céréales-Vallée, Pôle de Compétitivité
Jonathan Ramsay
Government and Industry Affairs Lead
Monsanto Europe

Agricultural sector

Emmanuel Rougier
Chief Executive Officer
Groupe Limagrain
Garlich von Essen
Director for Commodities and Trade
COPA-COGECA
Secretary General
Head of Government & Public Affairs EAME
COPA-COGECA

Academia

Karin Metzlaff
Executive Director
European Plant Science Organisation
Ulrich Schur
Director IBG-2 Plant Sciences
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Mathilde Causse
Head Genetics & Breeding of Fruit & Vegetables
INRA Versailles
Simon Vaughan
Head of International Programmes
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden
Mark Stitt
Director & Research Group Leader
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology
Denes Dudits
Professor Director General
Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Centre of Excellence of the European Union

Experts

Yuri Gleba
Executive Director, Nomad Bioscience GmbH
Expert in SME issues
Vincent Pétiard
Consultant to Nestlé, Nature Source Genetics (NSG)
Expert in Food sector issues
Ralf Wilhelm
Institute for Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Expert in Regulatory and safety issues

Observers

John Bell, Director
DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F Bioeconomy
European Commission
Tomaz Calikowski, Research Programme Officer
Unit F2: BioBased Products & Processing, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F Bioeconomy
European Commission
Aldo Longo, Director
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate H General Aspects of Rural Development and Research
European Commission
Annette Schneegans, Research Programme Officer
Unit H5: Research and Innovation, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate H General Aspects of Rural Development and Research
European Commission

Group of personalities

Dick Flavell Ceres Inc., former John Innes Centre
Mohamed H.A. Hassan Third World Academy of Sciences
Andrzej Legocki Academy of Sciences Polandfdfssf
Pierre Pagesse General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union, COGECA, Limagrain

 

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.

Industry

Marc Cornelissen
Head of Omics R&D Platforms
Bayer CropScience S.A.
Garlich von Essen
Secretary General
European Seed Association
Bernard Bejar
Director
Céréales-Vallée, Pôle de Compétitivité
Marc Lefèbvre
Manager Biotech
SESVanderHave

Agricultural sector

Emmanuel Rougier
Chief Executive Officer
Groupe Limagrain
Arnaud Petit
Director for Commodities and Trade
COPA-COGECA

Academia

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

 

Executive Manager

The executive manager implements strategic plans for The Plant ETP and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization. The executive manager develops projects with ETP members to advice policy makers on research and innovation EU policy and represents platform to key stakeholders.