Markus Heldt joined the Biotalys Board as Non-Executive Director in July 2021. He has over 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry, across various continents, providing him with a strong global industry network and in-depth knowledge of the agricultural value chains. Throughout his career, Markus has been involved in growth strategies and acquisitions, including in the areas of crop protection, biologicals and biotechnology assets.
Markus has worked for BASF SE between 2000 and 2019, where he served as Group Vice President of the Agricultural Products and Fine Chemicals division in Latin America, and as Group Vice President for Crop Protection in North America – in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Between 2009 and 2019, Markus was President of BASF SE’s Agricultural Solutions division. Prior to joining BASF SE, Markus held positions at Cyanamid Agrar GmbH & Co KG, Shell International Ltd and Celamerck GmbH & Co KG. He currently is a Member of the Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. Markus has a passion for customers, technology, innovation and sustainable solutions to support farmers and food production.