Mr. Turries has >25 years of executive and managerial experience in the Crop industry worldwide. He has held various responsibility positions in the plant biotechnology division of major players such as Rhône Poulenc Agro, Aventis Crop Science and Bayer Crop Science. He holds a M.S. degree in Agronomy/Engineering from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, a M.S. in plant physiology from University de Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc and a MBA from HEC.