Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Dr. Michael Stern joined the Board of AquaBounty in May 2022. He is the former CEO of The Climate Corporation and Digital Farming for Bayer Crop Science (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) (“Bayer”) and was a member of the Crop Sciences Executive Team. Before joining Bayer, Dr. Stern had a 30-year career at Monsanto Company (“Monsanto”), where he was a member of Monsanto’s Executive Team and led their Row Crop Business in the Americas. In addition, Dr. Stern served in a variety of leadership roles at Monsanto, including Vice President of U.S. Seeds and Traits, President of American Seeds, CEO of Renessen LLC, a biotechnology joint venture with Cargill, and Director of Technology for Agricultural Productivity. Dr. Stern also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Missouri Botanical Garden and served on the board of the Monsanto Fund and the board of Clara Foods, a San Francisco based company focused on developing novel animal proteins from cell culture. Dr. Stern received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University, a MS in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a BS degree from Denison University. Dr. Stern brings broad experience in the food industry and biotechnology to our Board of Directors.