Dr Nick Hamon is chief executive officer of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC). IVCC is a Product Development Partnership of industry, academia, NGOs, and aid organizations investing donor funds in research and development to overcome the barriers to innovation in vector control, with an emphasis on malaria and other neglected tropical diseases. IVCC is supported by motivated funders, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Dr Hamon has over 30 years of international experience working at the interface of science, innovation, business development, and sustainability. Prior to joining IVCC in 2013, Dr Hamon held leadership roles in the crop protection industry, more recently as head of sustainability for Bayer CropScience, North America and as vice president of Product Development and Sustainable Development, which followed senior positions at Aventis and Rhone-Poulenc. Dr Hamon, a native of the United Kingdom, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Insect Ecology and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Zoology. He is an adjunct professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University.