Banner for Antoine Bernet appointed Country Division Head for Crop Science Canada

Antoine Bernet began his duties on August 1, 2023. He now leads 550+ employees in multiple offices, research, and production sites nationwide and is a member of Bayer’s North American Leadership Team for Crop Science.

“The Canadian crop science business has a strong reputation across Bayer globally and in the industry. Moving to Canada to lead this dynamic organization is a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally,” said Antoine Bernet, CDH for Crop Science Canada, in a Media Release. “I am excited to help take the organization’s sustainable, innovative farming products and practices to the next level by leveraging my global experience with the local organization’s deep expertise and commitment to Canadian growers.”

Bernet began his career with Bayer more than 20 years ago, joining the Crop Science division in 2005. Most recently, he served as the Crop Science CDH for Poland, the Baltics, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and he has held previous leadership roles in sales and marketing. During Bernet’s time with Bayer, he has delivered tremendous growth and accelerated effective transformation initiatives that have contributed greatly to agriculture. He intends to take a similar visionary approach in Canada.

“My plan for the next year is to continue Canada’s transformative growth by focusing equally on our people and customers,” Bernet explains. The team here is highly engaged and committed to offering our customers optimal solutions to grow more while bolstering their already sustainable practices. We have seed and trait, crop protection, and digital farming innovations available now and in the future that will greatly benefit growers in this unique climate and diverse landscape.”

Bernet succeeds Al Driver, former CDH, Crop Science Canada, who will retire from Bayer at the end of the year. Driver has been supporting Bernet’s transition during the summer months and will continue to focus on special projects within North America Crop Science until the end of the year.

CAAR offers its heartfelt congratulations to Antoine Bernet.


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