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Jean-Christophe Gouache

IC Vice-Chair

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An Agricultural Engineering graduate of the National Agronomic Institute in Paris, Jean-Christophe’s passion for plant breeding is well known.

Jean-Christophe spent 38 years with Limagrain, up until his retirement in 2019. He started as a corn breeder, and later became the COO of Limagrain’s corn and soybean business in the United States in the mid 90s. He served as a member of Limagrain’s Executive Committee (1998-2019), as the Corporate Vice President of Scientific Affairs (1998-2004), the CEO of Limagrain Field Seeds (2004-2007), the CEO of Limagrain Vegetable Seeds (2007-2014), and as the Corporate Vice president of International Affairs and CSR of Limagrain (France) from 2014 to 2019.

Jean-Christophe Gouache was also a member of several professional organizations. He was President of the International Seed Federation (ISF) from 2016 to 2018, and a board member of ESA (European Seed Association). Most recently, he has served as Vice-President of the Economic, Ethical and Social Committee (CEES) of the French High Council for Biotechnologies (HCB) from 2015 to 2021.

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