Sharon Berberich

Sharon is the CEO of Plastomics Inc., a plant biotechnology company making better crops using chloroplast engineering and acting CEO for Impetus Agriculture Inc., a start-up focused on developing new bioactives for insect control. Previously, Sharon built and led the US Operations for Kaiima Bio Agritech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of an Israeli-based start-up. She has an extensive and broad background in food and agriculture resulting from her additional experience at Monsanto, Chlorogen, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and Dow AgroSciences. At Monsanto, she held positions in R&D, Regulatory Science & Affairs, Licensing and M&A, Specialty Crops, Field Operations and other crop-focused businesses. After leaving Monsanto, Sharon was an independent consultant and spent three years at the start-up, Chlorogen, as VP for Business Development. She subsequently held positions as Director of International Programs and Assistant Director of Technology Management at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She then joined Dow AgroSciences to establish an Agronomic Traits pipeline and to lead out-licensing efforts related to the EXZACT™ Precision Technology (gene editing platform). She was instrumental in developing a dedicated licensing function for Dow Agro and led transactions across the business, including biotech, enabling technologies and crop protection also led the Venture Capital investment strategy and related deals for Dow Agro. Sharon has a B.S. in Agriculture and Biochemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia.