Meet Our Team

Talented and passionate team members are the foundation of East-West Seed’s success. We are a company of 5,000 people -- multicultural, diverse and dedicated to the company’s mission to serve farmers.

Henk Hermans

“East-West Seed is an organization led by a strong purpose--to serve farmers.  I am honored to join East-West Seed...

Arthur Cabacungan, Jr.

“East-West Seed has a culture of continual career growth which allows flexibility in showcasing talents that leads to b...

Jing Bhateja

Jing brings with her over 15 years of experience across FMCG-agriculture, telecommunication, and manufacturing sectors. ...

Jay Lopez

Jay has over 24 years of experience in pharmaceutical, nutritional, and consumer health products within the Philippine and In...

Ruby Samonte

“East-West Seed brings me closer to the farmers-- understanding their needs and working with them. Hearing their succes...

Irene Sion

"I'm a daughter of a farmer, working in East-West Seed is my simple way of helping my fellow farmers."Irene’s journey w...

Julius Sulit

“I like working for East-West Seed because its sense of purpose to serve farmers is beyond and above me. I remember one...

Girlie F. Banaña

Farmers' productivity the measure of success. As one of the longest-serving team members, since 2000, Girlie is very fam...

Mary Ann Sayoc

Mary Ann is the Public Affairs Lead for the East-West Seed Group. In this role, she represents EWS globally in various policy...

Douwe Zijp

Douwe Zijp is the CEO of East-West Seed Group as of December 14, 2020, after serving four years as Vice Chairman of the Super...

Michel Devarrewaere

Michel has over 30 years of experience in the seed industry in both the public and private sectors. He worked for Monsanto in...

Paul Chaytor

Paul brings with him 22 years of supply chain expertise, in organizations such as ICI, The Body Shop and, more recently, Nest...

Katalin Pákozdi

Katalin is East-West Seed's Chief R&D Officer, leading the company's breeding strategy and direction.Katalin brings the r...

Joost van Elzakker

Joost is East-West Seed's Chief Commercial Officer ensuring we maintain strong connections with - and development of - our ma...

Dilip Rajan

Dilip is the Chief Strategy Officer on the East-West Seed Managing Board. He joined East-West Seed as General Manager for Ind...

Cathlea Barote

Cathlea is East-West Seed's Chief People Officer with extensive HR experience, both at country and regional level.As CPO, Lea...

Ard Groot

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

Marc-Philippe Garnaud

Marc is East West Seed's CFO, and his mission is to drive company's financial performance while implementing efficient operat...

Simon Groot

Simon N. Groot is the founder of East-West Seed and the World Food Prize Laureate 2019.Simon Groot is a 6th generation descen...

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