AgPlenus welcomes Dr. Adrian Percy to its board of directors, strengthening sustainable agriculture initiatives for global food security
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AgPlenus Welcomes Dr. Adrian Percy to Board of Directors

AgPlenus Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., has announced the appointment of Dr. Adrian Percy to its board of directors. AgPlenus is an innovative company focused on designing safe and novel crop protection products to ensure food security for a rapidly growing global population. Dr. Percy’s extensive experience and commitment to advancing environmentally friendly agricultural technologies make him a valuable addition to the board.

With over 25 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Dr. Adrian Percy is a strong advocate for sustainable agriculture and food technologies. He has held senior management positions, including Head of Research & Development for Bayer’s Crop Science division, where he oversaw crop protection, seeds, traits, and regulatory affairs. Dr. Percy’s academic background in pharmacology, toxicology, and biochemistry provides him with a solid foundation to contribute to the development of innovative solutions in agriculture.

Ofer Haviv, Chairman of AgPlenus, expressed his excitement about Dr. Percy’s appointment, highlighting the alignment between his experience and passion and the company’s vision. Haviv believes that Dr. Percy’s guidance and strategic insights will be instrumental as AgPlenus continues to innovate and deliver effective crop protection products to address the challenges faced by farmers worldwide.

Dr. Adrian Percy also expressed his honor in joining AgPlenus’ board of directors and his enthusiasm for contributing to the development of sustainable crop protection solutions. He believes that AgPlenus’s commitment to leveraging computational biology and chemistry aligns perfectly with his vision for a more sustainable future in agriculture. Dr. Percy looks forward to working closely with the board and management team to drive innovation and positively impact the industry.

AgPlenus is a platform company specializing in the design of novel and safe crop protection products. They employ a target-based approach, utilizing a tech engine that combines artificial intelligence (AI) with a deep understanding of biology and chemistry. This approach allows them to minimize risks and enhance the effectiveness of their products. AgPlenus aims to ensure food security by overcoming global pesticide resistance and collaborates with industry leaders such as Corteva to achieve their goals.

Evogene Ltd., the parent company of AgPlenus, is a computational biology company focused on revolutionizing the development of life science-based products. They utilize cutting-edge technologies such as AI and Big Data to increase the probability of success while reducing development time and cost. Evogene has established three tech engines, namely MicroBoost AI, ChemPass AI, and GeneRator AI, each focused on different core components of product development. 

The appointment of Dr. Adrian Percy to AgPlenus’ board of directors strengthens the company’s expertise in the agricultural sector. With his wealth of knowledge and dedication to sustainable agriculture practices, Dr. Percy is well-equipped to contribute to AgPlenus’ mission of developing innovative crop protection products that address global food security challenges. Through the collaboration between AgPlenus and Evogene, we can anticipate exciting advancements in environmentally friendly agricultural technologies that will benefit farmers and the growing world population.

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