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New CEO for Bayer CropScience Canada


March 26, 2009
By Bayer CropScience

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March 26, 2009, Calgary, Alb. – Kamel Beliazi, currently head of Bayer
CropScience in Mexico, will be moving north to Calgary to take on new
challenges as president and CEO of Bayer CropScience Canada on July 1,
2009.

March 26, 2009, Calgary, Alb. – Kamel Beliazi, currently head of Bayer CropScience in Mexico, will be moving north to Calgary to take on new challenges as president and CEO of Bayer CropScience Canada on July 1, 2009.

Beliazi takes over from Hartmut van Lengerich, who has been promoted to a new role leading a global crop strategy unit focused on cereals, oilseeds and sugar beets at Bayer’s headquarters in Monheim, Germany.

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Before spending the last four years growing the Bayer CropScience Mexico product portfolio and business, Beliazi saw the breadth and depth of Bayer’s product pipeline first-hand as global product manager for insecticides and then global product manager for herbicides. In the 1990s, Beliazi held a series of positions with Bayer CropScience and its legacy companies in Portugal, France and Vietnam.

“Kamel brings a wealth of experience in crop protection from around the world,” says van Lengerich. “In a global economy where Canadian soybean farmers watch cropping practices in Brazil and Prairie canola growers look to markets in Europe, Kamel’s insight and leadership will be a tremendous asset to the Canadian organization.”

Beliazi says he looks forward to meeting with Bayer CropScience Canada customers and employees soon and is excited about building on Bayer’s record in bringing new modes of action, technology and seed traits to Canadian growers.