Bayer CropScience Canada names new CEO

Kamel Beliazi, currently the head of Bayer CropScience in Mexico, moves north to Calgary this summer to become president and CEO of Bayer CropScience Canada.

Starting July 1, Beliazi takes over from Hartmut van Lengerich, who will now lead a global crop strategy unit focused on cereals, oilseeds and sugar beets at Bayer’s headquarters in Monheim, Germany.

Before spending the last four years with Bayer CropScience in Mexico, Beliazi was the company’s global product manager for insecticides, and then its global product manager for herbicides. During the 1990s, he held positions with Bayer CropScience and its legacy companies in Portugal, France and Vietnam.

“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,” van Lengerich said in a release Thursday.

Beliazi said in the same release that he’s looking forward to meet with Canadian staff and customers and build on Bayer’s reputation in bringing new modes of action, technology and seed traits to Canadian growers.

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