A 28-plus-year agricultural industry veteran, Kevin Helash became CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations in August 2020 after serving as CEO for Agrinos AS, a global-scale biological crop input provider specializing in biofertilizers and biostimulant products, for three years. Prior to joining Agrinos, Helash was a vice president and corporate officer with Agrium (now Nutrien Ltd.), one of the world’s largest agricultural product distributors.
During his 26-year tenure with Agrium, Helash held senior management roles leading global sales, marketing, logistics and supply chain strategies. Helash also served in international leadership positions for Agrium spanning the Americas and Europe where he interfaced directly with growers, retail and wholesale distributors, and investors. As head of the company’s Canadian retail operations, Helash grew the organization to a multi-billion-dollar revenue entity and led the successful acquisition and integration of Viterra’s retail agribusiness to create the largest agricultural retail organization in Canada.
Helash has served on the Board of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) as well as CropLife Canada and received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba.