Thomas Stenfeldt Batchelor leads Novozymes’, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology company, commercial efforts in biological agriculture – looking to enable more sustainable agriculture with microbial alternatives to chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Microbial solutions derived from microbes like bacteria and fungi can replace or complement traditional fertilizers and pest control solutions. The microbial technology increases crop yields and complements or replaces agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, while helping farmers reduce the amount of CO2 produced from their land.
Thomas was previously Novozymes’ Vice President for Intellectual Property, Regulatory Affairs, and Product Safety. Before then, he has held roles as Vice President for Intellectual Property, Knowledge Management, and R&D Strategy, and Director for M&A and Business Development.
He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen, a LL.M. Degree in International Legal Studies from the NYU School of Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School – and was admitted as a member of the New York Bar in 2003.
He resides with his family in the Triangle area of North Carolina – the hub for Novozymes’ microbial effort.