PRESENTATION Agritech for Food Security, Innovation to Feed the World
Dr. Gilles Dryancour is the Chairman of the Strategic Committee of CEMA (The European Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association) with responsibility for advising and providing recommendations on policy developments to the CEMA Board of Directors for anticipating strategic trends and challenges affecting this industry.
Parallel to his CEMA mandate, Gilles Dryancour is also the Vice-President – Corporate affairs for Europe - at John Deere. Prior to joining John Deere in 2001, Dryancour was the founding director of the European Cooperation Consulting Firm 3CE, representing various major industries and companies to the European Union (1994-2000), previously Dryancour was the manager for institutional affairs of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Bordeaux (1989-1994). Dryancour started his career in 1985 at the European Commission (Brussels). Notable is his chairmanship of CEMA from 2009 to 2014, whose Board of Directors has conferred on him the permanent title of Honorary President.
in 2000, Dryancour received a PhD degree in Economics from the Faculty of Applied Economics of the Paul Cezanne University of Aix-en-Provence, where he also received two master’s degrees in international law and political Sciences in the mid-1980s.
His professional recent interests focus on sustainable agriculture, technology disruptions, foresight studies, strategic trends, food security, international trade. Current projects include developing plans for rebuilding Ukraine’s agriculture after the war (A policy paper published by CEMA). In addition, Dryancour serves as Director for the American European Community Association Board of Directors (Brussels) and he was recently honored with the John Deere Fellow award and title for his contributions in various fields of expertise, including academic writings.