Ag Technology Ambassador
Bayer, Division Crop Science
Adrian Percy has more than 25 years of experience in the agricultural industry and is an advocate of the need for and benefits of modern agriculture. He is also a strong proponent of the development and adoption of new agricultural and food technologies which support global food security while protecting the enviroment.
Adrian previously served as the Head of Research & Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer. He now frequently acts as an agricultural industry representative as well as advisor to companies seeking to develop new agricultural and food technology for the marketplace.
He began his career in 1991 as a toxicologist with Rhone-Poulenc Agrochimie based in France. Since then, he has held numerous positions in the research and development departments of Rhone Poulenc, Aventis CropScience and Bayer in France, Germany and the United States. These include leading crop protection development activities for Bayer in North America and, most recently, regulatory affairs activities across the entire division of Crop Science. In 2014, Adrian joined the Executive Committee of the Bayer, division Crop Science as Head of Research and Develop and led internal and open innovation activities in the areas of crop protection chemistry and biologicals, as well as seeds and traits.
Adrian was born in Hertford, United Kingdom. He grew up and studied in the United Kingdom, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, a Master’s degree in Toxicology and then a doctorate in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham.
Adrian is married and has two children and lives near Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.