Bachar Blal has 25 years of experience in the biological input business in Europe and Africa as well as other regions. He was most recently Vice President of R&D at Acadian Plant Health. Prior to that, he was General Manager of Valorhyze in Morocco, a subsidiary of the Swiss firm Éléphant Vert. He began his career in biological inputs for agriculture with his own company, Biorize, one of the first companies to develop and commercialize mycorrhizae-based bio-fertilizers.

He holds a Ph.D. in agronomy and soil microbiology from the University of Burgundy, an engineering degree in forest management from ENGREF Montpellier, a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Montpellier, and an agronomy degree from ENSA Abidjan and University of Montpellier.