As head of biologics research and development (R&D) for Bayer, Division of Crop Science, Benoit Hartmann leads the company’s effort to identify and develop biological solutions in agriculture. He serves as a senior vice president and is a member of the global R&D leadership team at Bayer. His 25 years of experience with Bayer and legacy companies includes leading teams involved in the development of fungicides for horticulture and row crops, and he most recently headed the company’s global fungicide research activities.
Benoit is the author of more than 60 publications and patents and has given 20 lectures at universities and international conferences. He earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Grenoble in France, did postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas in Austin, TX and is currently based in St. Louis, MO.
“Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is grown and want to know that farming practices are environmentally sustainable. Biological products can complement conventional synthetic products so farmers can have more bountiful harvests and do so in an environmentally sustainable way.”