“Being a pure vegetable seed company, we are committed to bringing high quality and innovative solutions to the global vegetable supply chain. At HM.CLAUSE, success is driven by customer intimacy, a research-driven approach, and a workforce that is passionate and engaged.”
Mr. Bastien is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for HM.CLAUSE and serves as Chair of the Global Strategy Team, the governing body of executives that is responsible for crafting and executing the organization’s long-term roadmap. Mr. Bastien’s vast knowledge about the seed industry, and his esteemed leadership acumen, come from a career that spans nearly three decades and includes formational experience that began with marketing, developed into sales management, and culminated with several increasingly prominent roles in executive management.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of HM.CLAUSE in 2017, Mr. Bastien served as the CEO of Limagrain Europe (field seeds) and also served as President of the UFS (Union Française des Semenciers) maize section. Preceding that, he was the Regional Director of Europe and Africa for Mérieux Nutrisciences, a company that specializes in food safety and quality. Before that, Mr. Bastien held a number of leadership positions for Monsanto including General Manager of Eastern Europe based in Hungary, Seed Corn Marketing Manager for Europe and Africa based in Switzerland, and Commercial Manager for both Seed and Crop Protection based in France. Prior to joining Monsanto, Mr. Bastien served as Sales Director for Pioneer Seeds in France, and earlier as a marketing manager and product manager in the animal nutrition industry.
Mr. Bastien earned an MS in Agricultural Economics from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. He is based in Portes-les-Valence, France.