Viliam Zvalo to lead Perennia

Dr. Viliam Zvalo

Viliam Zvalo is joining Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc., a research organization based in Kentville, Nova Scotia. He starts his role as chief executive officer on April 4. 

 

“It’s going to be different, but a very exciting opportunity,” says Zvalo. 

 

Zvalo holds a PhD in plant physiology and soil ecology, as well as an executive MBA from St. Mary’s University. He’s travelled extensively working within related industries, and previously spent 13 years as a team lead and senior specialist at Perennia.

 

Perennia’s interim CEO Lynne Godlien will accept a new role as chief operating officer.

 

Zvalo leaves a respected legacy at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario. As research scientist since 2014, he headed the world crops program developing production systems for non-traditional crops such as okra, Indian round and Asian long eggplant. Breeding these new vegetable varieties is not easy because they must be adapted to Canadian growing conditions and also meet consumer preferences.

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