Solving Wicked Problems: My Quest for Sustainable Agriculture

In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable agriculture. This purpose drove her work at Syngenta, and is central to that of Terramera, the Vancouver-based agtech company that she is on the Board of.

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Pam Marrone is CEO and Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), since 2006. Prior to this position, Dr. Marrone founded AgraQuest in 1995 and served as its CEO, Chairman and/or President until April 2006. On August 2, 2013, MBI listed its stock as MBII on NASDAQ. The company’s award winning bio-based products for pest management and plant health are used in fruit, nut, vegetable and row crop markets. MBI received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award and a California Department of Pesticide Regulation IPM Innovator award.

Mark Bidwell has extensive experience catalyzing and driving change in a variety of marketing and leadership roles at market-leading companies such as BP Oil, The Hay Group, and Syngenta, where I lhe the creation and development of a $2bn Specialty Crops business unit. Mark’s initial exposure to disruptive innovation involved launching London’s first home-delivery supermarket, followed by introducing the first web-based consulting product to European clients in 1995, which formed the basis of a business that today generates revenues approaching $150m.

Through the innovation ecosystem show, Mark brings you key insights, fresh perspectives, and proven tools you can use straight away to make you more successful professionally and personally. For more information, please visit markbidwell.com or email [email protected]ionecosystem.com.

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