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André Goig (Syngenta AG)

Goig, André (Syngenta 201306 Regional Director EAME + Chairman of EuropaBio since 201306)


Organisations Organisation Syngenta AG
  Group Syngenta (Group)
  Former/major organisation EuropaBio – the European Association of Bioindustries
  Product 2 BIOTECH

EuropaBio. (6/27/13). "Press Release: EuropaBio Appoints New Chair, Vice-Chairs and Welcomes Eleven New Members".

At its Annual General Assembly, held in Brussels on June 26th, EuropaBio formally appointed André Goig, Regional Director EAME (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Syngenta AG, as Chair of the Association. He succeeds Stephan Tanda, who has completed his mandate and will continue to represent Royal DSM in his new function as Chair of the Industrial Biotechnology Council and one of the Vice Chairs of EuropaBio.

The General Assembly also confirmed the appointment of the other Vice-Chairs of the association with Emmanuel Chantelot, Shire, as Chair of the Healthcare Biotechnology Council; Ricardo Gent, DIB-The German Biotechnology Association, as Chair of the National Associations Council and Tom Saylor, Arecor Ltd, as Chair of the SME Platform. André Goig, will also remain Chair of the Agriculture Biotechnology Council ad interim for a year.

The association also elected four new corporate board members, bringing the number of representatives of companies and associations from across Europe to 26 on the EuropaBio Board.

In addition to these appointments, 11 new corporate and associate members were approved by the General Assembly. These are: Biogen Idec; Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp; Sanofi Pasteur MSD; TWB Toulouse; Vito; Vitromics Healthcare Holding; Protaffin Biotechnology AG and Global Bioenergies SA as corporate members and Deerfield Management Company, iQX; Maxhill Publishers LTD as associate members.

Commenting on his appointment, André Goig said: "Having represented Syngenta on the EuropaBio board for a number of years, and having held the position of Vice Chair of the association in my role as Agri-Food Council Chair, I relish the new challenges that lie ahead as Chair of the association. EuropaBio members are a key driving force behind the European innovation agenda, and I firmly believe that biotechnology is uniquely positioned to bring solutions to the Grand Challenges we face today, of healing, feeding and fuelling an increasing population. I look forward to working closely with EuropaBio members and staff in bringing our industry, and the benefits that it offers, to the attention of European policy makers and the wider public."

In welcoming the new appointments and members, Nathalie Moll, Secretary General of EuropaBio stated: "We are delighted to welcome our new Chairman, Vice Chairs and Board members and are grateful for their dedication to our association and our common mission. Moreover, it is particularly telling to see that there are eleven new members joining EuropaBio this year, highlighting the ever increasing commitment of biotech companies and their service providers to promoting an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe."


Additional Resources/Notes to the Editor

(1) Biography of André Goig

Having started his professional career as a Financial Analyst, André Goig has held numerous European financial and general management positions for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Dana Corporation and Pennwalt Corporation.

Joining Sandoz in 1988 as Managing Director of Sandoz Agro in France, André subsequently assumed several leadership positions for Syngenta's legacy companies, including Corporate Head of Strategic Products & Controlling (Crop Protection) and Head of Seeds EAME. In 2004, he was appointed to the position of Global Head of Vegetables while keeping his Seeds EAME regional role. Following Syngenta's reorganisation early 2011, he was appointed Regional Director EAME for Syngenta Crop Protection and Seeds activities.

André obtained a degree in Economics from ISG Business School in Paris before attending various advanced Executive Education programs at Harvard University and Northwestern University.

He is a Board member of ESA (European Seeds Association) and of EuropaBio (biotech industry at the EU level), as well as the Chairman of its Agri-Food council.

New members:

(2) Biogen Idec:
(3) Deerfield Management Company:
(4) iQX:
(5) Maxhill Publishers LTD:
(6) Raptor:
(7) Sanofi Pasteur MSD:
(8) TWB Toulouse:
(9) Vito:
(10) Vitromics Healthcare Holding:
(11) Protaffin Biotechnology AG:
(12) Global Bioenergies SA:

About EuropaBio:

EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries, bringing together bioscience companies from all fields of research and development, testing, manufacturing and distribution of biotechnology products. Its corporate, associate and national association members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes, and have a wide range of activities: human and animal health care, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services.

For further information, please contact:
Rosalind Travers
Communications Manager, EuropaBio
Tel: +32 2 739 11 73
Mobile: +32 478 68 03 01

Record changed: 2017-04-09


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