Aug. 16, 2016
Origin Agritech Ltd. announced Dr. Jihong Liangwill join the organization as new chief technology officer effective Aug. 3, 2016. He will additionally serve as vice president and general manager of the State Harvest Company, a subsidiary of Origin Agritech Ltd. Liang will bring exceptional scientific knowledge of plant breeding and biotechnology as well as global seed leadershipexperience to the Origin team.
In this role, Liang will lead and direct all aspects of global biotechnology and plant genetic research within Origin. He will coordinate and accelerate external collaborations with private, academic and governmental partners to further developleading-edge technologies, traits and seed products.
Liangmost recently served as the head of Syngenta’s global rice seed research and development. He has nearly 25 years of global industry experience, leading research and development at companies such as Syngenta, Monsanto and the Monsanto-Cargill joint venture Renessen. He has held leadership positions in multiple disciplines, including technology scouting, global crop strategy planning, market research and business development in China, Singapore and the United States. Liang’s scientific work has resulted in 10patents globally and numerous research articles published in world-class scientific journals.