With more than 25 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Adrian Percy is an advocate of the needs for, and benefits of modern agriculture. He is also a strong proponent of the development and adoption of new agricultural and food technologies that support global food security while preserving the environment. Adrian currently serves as the CTO of UPL Ltd, a major crop protection company and a leader in global food systems and as a Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures LLC, a technology and life sciences venture capital investor. He also a member of the Board of BioLumic, HiFidelity Genetics, Biotalys and Evogene, and a member of the Science and Technology Boards of Terramera and Rothamsted Research. Previously, Adrian was the head of research and development for the Crop Science division of Bayer as part of their executive committee, where he was responsible for internal and open innovation activities and where he led regulatory affairs activities across the entire division of Crop Science. Adrian obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, and a Master’s Degree in Toxicology and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham.