Mr Philippe Dumont has served on the board of the Association Française des Biotechnologies Végétales (AFBV) since 2013. In this role he is responsible for international relations, as part of the association’s efforts to promote public and governmental understanding of new breeding techniques and related regulatory issues. He has also served as an independent member of the board of Calyxt, Inc. since 2017.
In 2012 Philippe retired from the position of Head of Technology Management, Seeds, at Bayer CropScience, where he has worked for over a decade and was responsible for supervising Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Science functions, Stewardship, Public and Governmental Affairs, and Communication impacting GMOs and seeds globally. He previously held a similar position at Aventis Crop Science, having served as General Counsel of Rhône-Poulenc Agrochimie.
Philippe is retired from the New York and District of Columbia Bars and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia University. Prior to moving to France in the late 1980s, he exercised the legal profession in the United States.