Board of Directors
Michael served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVT from 2012 to August 2016 and continues as the Chairman of the Board. He was responsible for encouraging BVT’s growth from an R&D initiative to a commercial opportunity. He has over five years of experience working with the Advisory Board and agricultural experts to realize grower demand and BVT potential. Michael has more than 35 years of international manufacturing, marketing and sales management experience in North America, Asia and Europe. He was previously an executive at Teknion in business development during an intense period of revenue growth from $40 million to $1 billion, and ultimately through to their becoming a public company. Michael is the previous owner-operator of a 320 person manufacturing company that sold internationally.
Director & Corporate Secretary
For more than 30 years, James has worked with clients in a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors, delivering the assurance services needed to make informed decisions. He has experience with Canadian and U.S. reporting issuers as well as with large private concerns. As a Partner with MNP’s Assurance group, James provides expert knowledge on tax planning, effective corporate structuring, and all aspects of institutional financing. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and Master of Business Administration degrees at the University of Windsor, and received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1984. He is also a Licensed Public Accountant (LPA).
Ashish Malik is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVT. He was previously the VP of Global Marketing for Biologics at Bayer CropScience. He was responsible for managing the portfolio of biological assets for the company and advancing the strategy to develop integrated crop solutions that include biological products together with traditional chemical products, seeds, traits, seed treatments and services. Ashish joined Bayer CropScience through the company’s acquisition of AgraQuest in 2012. At AgraQuest, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and a member of the company’s Executive Team. Other previous roles have included Head of Commercial Operations for the Home Care Division at Syngenta, Business Unit Director at Imerys and Marketing Manager at BFGoodrich. Ashish serves on the Board of the Biopesticides Industry Alliance, holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College.
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