Dr. Johan Peleman

Expert R&D and Innovation Management


Johan Peleman, a seasoned expert with over three decades in the seeds and biotech industry, excels in R&D management development. Passionate about integrating R&D into company missions and strategies, he specializes in cultivating efficient and productive R&D environments by attracting talent and implementing supportive tools and processes.

Johan holds a PhD from the esteemed laboratories of Professor Schell and Professor Van Montagu, pioneers in GMO development. Beginning his career at Keygene, he pioneered marker assisted breeding and founded Keygene Services. As former Managing Director R&D at Bayer Cropscience Vegetable Seeds (Nunhems), Johan successfully led and expanded a global R&D team, championing innovative technologies, infrastructure development, and IP portfolio growth.

With refined skills from his tenure at Keygene and Bayer, Johan now provides strategic guidance and R&D consultancy services to breeding and biotech firms. His expertise includes performance analysis of R&D operations, benefiting both breeding and investment companies. Johan offers unparalleled strategic expertise in business performance analysis and establishing effective R&D teams, based on a solid Human Logic foundation.

  • Strategy Consulting.
  • R&D Performance Analysis.
  • R&D Organizational Development.
  • R&D Interim Management.

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