Doctor Lara Ramaekers to lead Biobest’s biopesticides team
Lara is expected to help set Biobest’s long term global biopesticides strategy.
March 10, 2023 By Biobest
Biobest has announced the appointment of Doctor Lara Ramaekers to the role of business development director of Biopesticides.
Lara joins Biobest from UPL – the Mumbai-based global provider of sustainable agricultural technologies and services – where she held the position of global biocontrol portfolio lead. Prior to that she worked for Arysta LifeSciences, a global provider of crop protection and life science products.
Derived from plants, bacteria and other microbes, biopesticides are a major growth sector for sustainable horticulture and a key component of residue-free crop production. Lara also holds considerable experience in early biopesticide product development and the management of strategic marketing alliances and distribution.
“While continuing our programme of acquisitions we will be looking to build strategic partnerships with key companies in our industry as well as with pioneering R&D companies at the forefront of new biopesticide technologies and innovations,” she says. “I was attracted to work for Biobest because of its closeness to growers. The team is genuinely passionate about contributing to sustainable agriculture and works directly with growers – fostering strong working relationships with end users. Biobest really understands the needs of its customers.”
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