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MoA Tech appoints Virginia Corless as CEO

5th March 2021
by MoA Comms
Dr Virginia Corless
Dr Virginia Corless


MoA Tech has a new CEO, Dr Virginia Corless, an experienced leader of cutting-edge enterprises that aim to make agriculture more efficient and sustainable.  Her work has received international awards and honours.

Dr. Corless, who has a multidisciplinary background, trained at the University of Cambridge and MIT.  After initially researching in astrophysics, Dr Corless moved into working on clean energy projects for the US Senate and at the Sahara Forest Project, which brings a holistic approach to tackle challenges related to energy, water and food security.  Most recently, she has been Chief Growth Officer at Novihum Technologies, a leading German AgriTech company dedicated to improving agricultural soils.

“I am thrilled to join MoA Technology as it embarks on this next stage of its growth,” said Dr Corless.   “With break-through science addressing a vital market need, MoA Tech is poised to deliver sustainable crop protection solutions that support farmers and rural communities while contributing to a healthier and more sustainable food supply.”

Hadyn Parry, Chairman at MoA Tech, added: “We are delighted that Virginia has joined us at such an exciting time in the company’s development. We have shown that our approach is not only fully validated but also prolific in uncovering new biological herbicidal activity and identifying novel lead candidates. The first of these will go into field trials this year.”