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Elicit Plant Strengthens Its Board Of Directors With Two New Appointments

Elicit Plant (website) has made two significant appointments to its board of directors, including Dr. Pam Marrone as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and Dr. Johan de Saegher as an Independent Board Member. Dr. Marrone has over 30 years of leadership experience in the agricultural biologicals industry, having founded companies like Marrone Bio Innovations and Invasive Species Control Corporation. Meanwhile, Dr. de Saegher has 30 years of business experience, including 17 years in the crop protection industry, and currently serves as CEO of Bi-PA.

“I am impressed by Elicit Plant’s excellent achievements in such a short time. The company’s unique technology platform positively impacts the planet and provides farmers with a natural and efficient solution to address the challenges of climate change. I am looking forward to working alongside the team as it accelerates its growth,” said Pam Marrone.

These appointments come at a moment when the company is expanding into new markets and seeking to diversify its product portfolio. Through its phytosterol-based technology platform, the company focuses on developing innovative solutions for abiotic stress management, such as drought. Abiotic stress can significantly impact crop yields and food security, making Elicit Plant’s work significant for farmers worldwide.


Dr. Johan de Saegher expressed his honor to join Elicit Plant’s Board of Directors and contribute to its growth as it enters its next development phase. He believes that Elicit Plant’s high-value solutions for row crops offer a new dimension in abiotic stress management, particularly drought. These solutions optimize the natural response of plants to changing environmental conditions, safeguarding farmers’ yield.

Jean-François Dechant, the CEO, and co-founder of Elicit Plant expressed his appreciation for the appointment of Pam Marrone and Johan de Saegher to the company’s board of directors. He believes their expertise will be invaluable as Elicit Plant expands into new markets, diversifies its product portfolio, and grows its laboratories. Dechant is grateful for their confidence in the company and looks forward to benefiting from their knowledge and impressive track records. This comes strategically for Elicit Plant, and he is confident that their contributions will be instrumental in achieving the company’s goals.

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