Sep 1, 2016
BVT Appoints President, CEO

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has appointed Ashish Malik, former vice president of global marketing, biologics at Bayer CropScience, as president and CEO, beginning Sept. 1.

Malik succeeds Michael Collinson, BVT’s former CEO, who will maintain his position as executive chairman. Malik will focus on the commercialization of the BVT system. He will build a strong U.S. company presence in the Davis/Sacramento region in California, according to the company. California is expected to be one of the largest potential revenue states for BVT.

At Bayer CropScience, he was responsible for integrating biological products into Bayer’s portfolio of crop protection products following a series of acquisitions, managing the portfolio of biological assets globally, and building a long term strategy of continued investment in biologicals.

Prior to joining Bayer CropScience in 2012, Malik was senior vice president of global marketing at AgraQuest Inc. As a member of AgraQuest’s executive team, Malik had global responsibility for its marketing and development functions. Before AgraQuest, Malik served as the head of commercial operations for the Home Care Division at Syngenta.

Malik also serves on the Board of the Biopesticides Industry Alliance.