The significant agri-business industry experience and complementary skills of our senior executives combine to provide the necessary depth and high quality to ensure success.

Iain Fleming – Co-founder and Chief Executive

Iain previously worked in private equity investment focussed on large scale agricultural businesses, in diverse geographies. During this time his awareness of the impact of contemporary production systems on soil and water quality as well as insect life made him realise the pressing importance of developing more sustainable ways of producing high quality crops without a negative impact on the natural environment. Under Iain’s leadership, AlphaBio has maintained the strong principles of building the company and its products from a strong scientific base, supporting every claim and statement with robust data and ensuring the correct regulatory approvals processes are followed diligently.

Dr Alfeo Vecchi – Co-founder and Research Director

Alfeo is an agricultural scientist whose formative training was at the University of Bologna, Italy, with which he retains a strong research and development connection. His career has seen him involved in the development of a broad range of important agricultural technologies in Europe, Africa and the US with a number of multinational organisations including Monsanto, Mycogen and Agrigenetics. For the past 30 years Alfeo’s focus has been on the natural world as the source of future technologies and, working with colleagues at various academic institutes, he has developed a range of technologies derived from the natural world and which are categorised within the three pillars of natural chemistry, microbiology and hybrid technology.

Guido Maffioli – Director Regulatory Affairs and Technical Development

Guido is an Agronomist who has worked in Crop Protection since graduating with a PhD in Ecology of Agriculture. During his career he has worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred Italia, Monsanto Agricoltura Italia and EuroChem Agro, with roles including agronomy and new technology together with product and crop management. He has also assisted marketing teams, providing technical advice in developing and coordinating projects to assist customers, including soil fertility, quality and trace/tracking of products, precision farming, weather forecasting and mycotoxin contamination. He has published scientific papers on agriculture, new technology, and crop protection products risk assessment.

Marta Ruiz – Portfolio Marketing Manager, Southern Europe

Marta has 16 years’ experience working with multinational Crop Protection and Biostimulant Companies in the Mediterranean region. Her particular areas of specialisation are vines, fruit and vegetables. During her career she has worked with many different technologies but for a number of years her focus has been in biological crop protection solutions and plant nutrition, achieving the equilibrium of producing of high quality crops with no negative impact on the natural environment. Marta studied Agricultural Sciences at the Universitat Politècnica Valencia and at the Università Cattolica Sacre Cuore in Piacenza. She has a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Sciences specialising in Plant Breeding. Her final thesis was on the study of Plant Growth Regulators in Citrus Cathedra.  She has also completed post degree studies in Strategic Marketing Management. Marta has coordinated numerous R&D projects with Regional Services, Academic Institutes and Research Centres. She has also published a number of scientific papers as well as articles on crop protection. At a purely commercial level Marta has been responsible for designing, validating and implementing the technical and marketing positioning of a broad range of plant protection technologies as well as biostimulants and nutrition products.

Miles Taylor – Technical Development Manager

With a diploma in Tropical Habitat Conservation and a Bsc in Zoology from Newcastle University Miles began his career as Trials Director for insect control specialists ‘i2L Research’. He went on to work at Bayer Crop Science UK as Field Marketing Manager, developing the technical platform for new product launches in arable, roots and horticulture. Now at AlphaBio Control he is bringing his passion for conservation and agriculture to help develop sustainable, effective and practical crop protection solutions that are fundamentally based on naturally occurring compounds.