2017

Biography

Dr Alok Kumar is leading Strategic Research Investments in Advanced Production Systems and Crop Pollination at Hort Innovation since 2014. Current Investments in Pollination fund stands at A$33 Mil. Prior to this, Alok managed the breeding & biotechnology portfolio as R&D Manager, directly responsible for investments in excess of $30 Mil per annum. Before joining Hort Innovation in 2010, Alok has worked for Monsanto in Australia and India; and Bayer Crop Science as Regulatory Manager for biotech products. Combining commercial and technical skills, Alok has negotiated and developed numerous international research partnerships delivering outcomes to a range of stakeholders.  His extensive experience of over 18 years includes capital raising for high value projects; Crop biotechnology and  high level strategic relationship management. Alok has eleven years of research experience with a PhD in plant molecular biology and MBA in International Business.

Alok Kumar

Dr Alok Kumar is leading Strategic Research Investments in Advanced Production Systems and Crop Pollination at Hort Innovation since 2014. His extensive experience of over 18 years includes Crop biotechnology and  high level strategic relationship management.