Franck Berger
Franck Berger

(May 16, 2024) - East-West Seed announces the appointment of Franck Berger to East-West Seed’s Supervisory Board on July 1, 2024.

Berger has recently retired from Limagrain, where he was CEO of their Vegetable Seed Division and, most recently, the Deputy CEO for the Limagrain Group. 

He is a graduate of AgroParis Tech (France). After starting his agricultural career as a field officer in Senegal, he built more than 35 years of experience in the seed sector in France, the United States and Japan. Berger was Chairman of the UFS, the French association for seed companies, and represented France on the Board of the ISF (International Seed Federation).

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Franck as Member of the Supervisory Board," says Ard Groot, Chair of the Supervisory Board. "He is a highly respected seedsman and we believe his extensive experience in the vegetable seed sector will bring a lot of wisdom to our boardroom.”

Furthermore, July 1 will mark the ending of the tenures of Supervisory Board members Joost Pekelharing and James Amatavivadhana.

"We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Joost for his lifelong commitment and contribution to our company," Groot says. "Firstly as CEO from 2005 until 2015, when he joined our Supervisory Board and took a number of other board roles in our organization. Joost will continue his work in the Board of the East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation.

"We are also very grateful to James for his significant contributions during his nine years tenure to the Supervisory Board and as a member of the Human Resources Committee. Over the years we have valued his considerable experience and his invaluable advice on South East Asian markets in particular.”