Feb. 13, 2017
AgriThority, an agricultural science consultancy focused on accelerating new technologies to commercialization in markets around the world, welcomes Atilla Akin to its team of Associates as Business Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
In his new role, Akin is responsible for business development and management for AgriThority clients in his region. He will lead product and field development services and business development services to commercialize new products and will provide valuable insight to clients as they launch technologies in new markets globally.
Akin is well-versed in seed technology development with decades of experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has broad experience developing, registering and marketing seed treatments and agrochemicals, including biologicals. Akin has a strong record of successfully managing product portfolios, introducing new technologies while growing markets for existing products.
"Atilla is a proven leader in the crop protection and seed treatment industries with extensive knowledge of the landscape in Europe, the Middle East and Africa," says Jerry Duff, AgriThority President and Founder. "We're looking forward to applying his expertise in commercializing new technologies as demand for our services continues to grow in this region."
Akin previously held leadership positions with DuPont, Nufarm and Chemtura. He graduated from Aegean Agricultural Research Institute in Izmir, Turkey with a degree in plant protection.