Yesterday, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, presented Ellen Kullman, CEO and Chair of the Board of DuPont, with the 2014 George Washington Carver Award, one of industrial biotechnology’s highest honors.
The award ceremony took place during the opening day of the 2014 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Philadelphia, PA.
The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals advancing innovation in the field of industrial biotechnology. The award serves as a lasting memorial to the vision and passion of Carver, who over a century ago, pioneered agricultural crop diversity and sustainability through the creation and commercialization of biobased products and materials made from renewable agriculture feedstocks.
In presenting the award, Erickson highlighted Kullman’s leadership and her work as “an early and very successful champion of industrial biotechnology.” He also cited her strong track record of success in transforming DuPont into a “model of industrial biotech innovation and commercialization.”
Kullman was recently named by Fortune magazine as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.
Below are videos of the Carver Award presentation.