FA Bio, the revolutionary agriculture microbial discovery and development company, looks to accelerate its scale up and sourcing of commercial partnerships, with the appointment of Dr Andreas Renz as Chief Business Officer.
Chief Business Officer, Dr Andy Renz will conduct all business and corporate development activities, supporting FA Bio as it scales up its development projects and looks to secure several long-lasting commercial partnerships. He is a passionate innovator and leader in agricultural technologies and biosciences with an extensive global network in the agriculture industry. With over 20 years of global industry experience, Andy Renz is an expert in business development, technology acquisition and investor relations and has a strong technical expertise in agricultural biotechnology, biologicals, biopesticides and protein-based solutions.
Prior to joining FA Bio, Andy was Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Vestaron Corporation and was responsible for the development and execution of its research strategy as well as identifying R&D collaborations and partnerships. He was also Vice President of Business Development at Benson Hill Biosystems before becoming an Independent Consultant to bioscience start-up companies. Following his postdoctoral research in Plant Physiology, Andy spent 15 years at BASF Plant Science where he led research projects, was responsible for forming several innovation scouting teams and led its competitive intelligence activities. Andy has a PhD in Plant Science and Biochemistry.
FA Bio is an innovative and diverse business helping to minimise agriculture’s environmental impact whilst sustainably increasing crop productivity through the development of its bioproducts. Leading the way in discovering unique soil microbes, FA Bio is focused on discovering sustainable farming solutions that can protect our natural ecosystems. Fulfilling its mission to discover robust microbial biofertilisers and biofungicides, FA Bio is driving the evolution of regenerative agriculture, enhancing or replacing the activity of agrochemical inputs.
Dr Angela de Manzanos Guinot, CEO and Co-Founder of FA Bio said: “FA Bio is pleased to have Andy Renz, such a well-respected innovator in the agricultural technology industry, supporting us as we look to scale up our discovery activities and development of sustainable bioproducts. We have known Andy for some time and have been fortunate enough to have access to his valuable support and guidance throughout our growth journey. To now have Andy as a part of our experienced management team will help accelerate our business on this next stage of our strategy.”
Dr Andreas Renz comments: “I am proud to be part of such an innovative and inspirational business driving change in regenerative agriculture. FA Bio is on a mission to minimise the environmental impact of agriculture with its sustainable biological alternatives to agrochemicals that can also improve crop yields. My extensive experience of agricultural technologies and biosciences will provide great support to FA Bio’s development activities as it embarks on the next phase of its discovery projects and development of superior bioproducts.”