February 28, 2012 - Michael Donaldson
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Valent BioSciences Corporation, Valent USA Corporation, and Region Americas. He has been involved in a variety of business and technical leadership roles, focusing on the worldwide development, sales, and marketing of traditional chemicals and biorational products to improve crop production. He spent 10 years in biological research, followed by 3 years of fermentation manufacturing management, and more than 18 years in marketing, sales, business development, and general management. Prior to joining Valent BioSciences, he worked for a major agricultural company and a global pharmaceutical company with interests in agricultural biotechnology. He is currently a board member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance, the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, and serves on the Advisory Board of MeisterPro, a division of Meister Media Worldwide. He has a Masters Degree in Bacteriology and Biochemistry from the University of Idaho, with additional business training at Northwestern University Graduate School of Management.