Meet Our Team

Talented and passionate team members are the foundation of East-West Seed’s success. We are a company of 4,600 people -- multicultural, diverse and dedicated to the company’s mission to serve farmers.

Ard Groot

Ard Groot comes from seven generations of seedsmen who formed the foundations of the Dutch seed industry in Enkhuizen, The Ne...

Simon Groot

Simon Groot is a 6th generation descendant of the family that laid the foundation of the Dutch vegetable seed industry. Durin...

Bert van der Feltz

Mr. van der Feltz is President and CEO of the East-West Seed Group. Earlier he served as Senior Vice President of the company...

Michel Devarrewaere

Mr. Devarrewaere has over 28 years of experience in the seed industry in both the public and private sectors, where he held t...

Simon Jan de Hoop

Very excited to be part of a company that had to be built up from scratch.One of the very first employees to join back in 198...

Rutger Groot

Rutger Groot is a member of the supervisory board of East-West Seed (since 2006) and concurrently chairs the East-West Seed K...

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Stuart Morris

Just a small change to their farming methods can have a big impact on their livelihood. Stuart believes the vegetable fa...

Lamai Yapanan

Turning plant breeding from a science into an art form.Lamai firmly believes that “a plant breeder is both scientist an...

Dr. Darush Struss

Biotech makes modern plant breeding possible.As well as an “MS degree in Plant Pathology, a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding fro...

Dr. Conrado Balatero

We take an integrated breeding approach for developing new varieties.Dr. Conrad’s journey began with East-West Seed in ...

Dr. Hatthaya Arunothayanan

An academy of learning.“Our biotech provides the tools to our plant breeders to completely transform the breeding progr...

Lysette Lacambra

Happy farmers means happy extension workers. After starting out as a Technology Transfer Specialist in the Philippines f...

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