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Hans Bhardwaj

Hans Bhardwaj

Platform Leader - Rice Breeding Innovations


Dr. Bhardwaj has extensive global experience in building and leading highly successful commercial plant breeding programs and teams around the world. Prior to becoming the head of the Rice Breeding Innovations Platform at IRRI, he was the senior research director at Cortvea Agriscience,  senior research director at Dow-DuPont Pioneer,  and  regional research director at Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

A passionate, committed, and result-oriented professional,  he led the establishment of a global network of plant breeding programs and technology hubs with world-class competencies and capacity to develop proprietary competitive hybrid seed products using modern plant breeding technologies and approaches in Latin America, Europe, Africa, China, and the Asia Pacific.