Biobest appoints Kristof Truyens as Chief HR Officer

02/05/2018 - Effective immediately, Kristof Truyens joins Biobest’s senior management team as CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer). With a stream of new subsidiaries and the completion of 5 acquisitions during 2017, Biobest needs additional management skills to consistently roll out one global strategy across the entire organization. Kristof brings strong expertise in HR and other senior management functions in leading global Engineering and Agricultural Companies. He will contribute to keep Biobest right on track to fulfill its aspiration: to be the most reliable partner in pollination and biological control for growers aiming at sustainable production of high quality horticultural crops.

Jean-Marc Vandoorne, Biobest CEO: ”I’m pleased to welcome Kristof in our executive team. He comes with an impressive track record, also in a sector that is related to ours. Biobest is lucky to have a great team of people on 5 continents with a lot of technical skills, extensive commercial experience and endless enthusiasm. Rolling out a global HR strategy is an important challenge in our growing organization. I am confident that Kristof will make a decisive contribution by building an effective HR structure in line with our ambitious expansion plan.”

Kristof Truyens says: “I am excited to join a company that has sustainability deeply imprinted in its DNA. The management team has clearly defined its core values and knows precisely where and how it wants to compete in the global market. Attracting, developing and retaining the best people will be critical to realize its objectives. I am keen to set up an HR organization that will deliver on these goals.”

Biobest, headquartered in Belgium, is a leading player in pollination and biological control. The company reaches out to growers in over 60 countries. Through its subsidiaries, the company has production sites, sales and technical support staff strategically located across the globe for effective worldwide service. Biobest distributors in many countries are key partners with whom the company works very closely to help customers achieve their economic and ecological goals.

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