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ForFarmers innovation lead moves to DuPont

By Jane Byrne

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Leon Marchal, former innovation and nutrition head at Dutch feed manufacturer, ForFarmers, has joined DuPont.

He has taken up a similar role – innovation director - within DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a business unit of DowDuPont specialty products that targets animal nutrition, among other markets.

Marchal is based at the European head office of the DuPont business, in Leiden in the Netherlands, some 40km from Amsterdam.

Having worked as head of R&D at ForFarmers from 2009 to 2012, he then spent six years as head of innovation and nutrition within that group, the world’s eighth largest animal feed company, where he was active in various research collaborations with other companies, institutes and universities.

Marchal graduated cum laude from Wageningen as a bioprocess engineer and has a PhD from the same institution.

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