The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mr. Paul Kuc

Chief Financial Officer, Provivi

Paul has been CFO of Provivi since 2017 and during these last two years he led the company through two major financing rounds which fueled the expansion of the company from the scientific start up to fully integrated, fast growing pheromone developer operating on five continents.

Economist by training, Paul started as a financial analyst at Eli Lilly in Canada over 25 years ago. From there he moved to Monsanto where he was part of team introducing innovative crops around the world. He then moved to Ceres which was developing crops for alternative energy and fuels and more nutritious sorghum and cane. He took Ceres public in 2012 and the company was subsequently sold to Land O’Lakes in 2016. He then spent a year as a CFO of LA BioMed which is world’s leading institute specializing in orphan diseases.

Paul lived and worked in Poland, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the USA.

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