Hamon, is former Head of Sustainability at Bayer CropScience, North America. IVCC is a not-for-profit company and registered charity focused on enabling partnerships to accelerate the development and delivery of new vector control products and tools.
The IVCC Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr. Nick Hamon as CEO, effective Aug. 1, 2013.
Hamon comes to IVCC with more than 25 years' experience in product development in the crop protection and environmental science industries. Most recently he was Head of Sustainability at Bayer CropScience, North America.
Before that he worked for Bayer as Vice President of Product Development and Sustainable Development and as Director of Development and Technical Services, which followed senior positions at Aventis and Rhone-Poulenc.
Hamon has a PhD in Insect Ecology from Rothamstead / University of Hertfordshire and a BSc in Applied Zoology from the University of Reading. He is an adjunct Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University.
“I am proud and excited to join IVCC at a time when it has made considerable progress on delivering the mission, vision and strategy that was set in 2005,” Hamon said. “As the first group of IVCC-sponsored products are used at scale in Africa to prevent child mortality, I look forward to leading IVCC’s efforts to develop the next generation of public health insecticides that are so essential to fighting insect-borne disease, saving lives and lifting disease endemic countries out of poverty.”
Hamon will take up his post in August 2013. Janet Hemingway, who has led IVCC since its formation in 2005, will continue to work with Nick in a support role.