Chief Operations Officer

Luc has 20 years of experience in the Ag Industry with expertise in strategy development and implementation, operations management, and activities ranging from research through to regulatory approval and market entry.

Prior to joining Biotalys in 2017 as CEO, and being appointed COO in July 2019, he was Head of Syngenta’s Ghent Innovation Center, and headed the RNAi-based Biocontrol R&D Platform globally. Before that, he was a member of the executive team at DevGen (now Syngenta) where he held various positions in science, regulatory affairs and operations management within the divisions of Crop Protection, Seeds and Biotechnology for the European, Asian and African markets.

He started his career at the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in the Department of Medical Protein Research of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ghent, Belgium.