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Arcadia Bio names new chief executive

Staff writer | Davis, Ca., USA | May 12, 2016
Arcadia BioMay 12, 2016, Davis, Ca., USA - Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company, announced that Raj Ketkar will join the company as president and chief executive officer later this month.
Mr. Ketkar brings nearly 35 years of agriculture and agricultural biotechnology business experience in the U.S. and internationally.

He spent more than 30 years in a variety of business, operations, and strategy roles for Monsanto Company, during which time he demonstrated successes in agricultural trait commercialization and growth around the globe.

As managing director of the Mahyco-Monsanto joint venture in India, Mr. Ketkar led the launch of Bt cotton, the country’s first agricultural biotechnology product.

In addition to his operations and trait commercialization experience, he was also director of biotechnology strategy for Monsanto, where he led the development of the company’s trait stacking technology.

Mr. Ketkar will replace Roger Salameh, who has served as interim president and CEO since February.

Mr. Salameh will take on a new role as chief operating officer for the company.