Dr. Vasileios P. Vasileiadis
Sustainable & Responsible Business Manager at Sygenta Crop Protection
Vasileios P. Vasileiadis has achieved a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Reading, UK and has more than 15 years of experience in research, technical, international consultancy and industry positions working on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), agronomy, biodiversity, sustainability and stewardship topics. Currently, working for Syngenta Crop Protection AG as a Sustainable & Responsible Business Manager leading Biodiversity & Agronomy in Europe, Africa & Middle-East, with main initiative the more than 15-year-old Operation Pollinator programme aiming to enhance bees, other pollinators and beneficial insects through the establishment of flower margins and habitats. Previously, he has worked for the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) on two major EU projects called ENDURE and PURE working on IPM strategies and analysing the sustainability of key cropping systems in Europe, as well as worked as an International Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the framework of various projects in the CIS region focussing on sustainability assessment and IPM promotion, implementation and training.