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Adrian Dubock

Adrian Dubock has a PhD (vertebrate Zoology, Reading University), and is Swiss. After working for the UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food he joined ICI in 1977. In 2001 Adrian moved to Switzerland to join Syngenta responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Ventures and Intellectual Property Licensing globally. Adrian has lived in four and worked in more than 90 countries with a broad range of agri-business development, strategic and operational responsibilities. For 15 years he also owned and worked a 52 hectare UK grass farm with 320 sheep, (where he first encountered biofortification – but didn’t know it at the time). He retired from Syngenta at the end of 2007. From 2008 – 2014 he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Freiburg Institute of Advances Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany. In 2013 he was named by Scientific American World View as one of “three agbiotech experts …. for possible solutions to address the global hunger crisis”: recognised personally for bringing philanthropy to industry and with two others in employing science in the service of humanity. In 2000 he proposed the architecture of the Golden Rice project, and conducted and concluded all multiparty related negotiations. He works with the inventors in trying to bring the humanitarian not-for-profit vision to fruition. In April 2015 he collected from the White House a Patents for Humanity Award 2015, awarded to the Golden Rice project, and the project leadership of Peter Beyer, Adrian Dubock, and Ingo Potrykus.

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