BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paul Schickler

Paul Schickler

Board Chairman

Paul E. Schickler brings over 30 years of experience commercializing global agriculture innovation, having led DuPont Pioneer (now Corteva) as president from 2007 to 2017. Today, Paul advises food and ag tech companies who are bringing novel innovation in the fields of biologics, analytics, sensing, grain composition modification, and international expansion. 

Jorge Fernandez Vidal

Jorge Fernandez Vidal

Board Director

Jorge Fern√°ndez Vidal joined the Liechtenstein Group in 2021 and is the head of the Agriculture & Food division. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the portfolio companies PowerPollen, Parelmo, Agritask, NTG/Green Universe Agriculture and N-Drip.

Mark Oman

Mark Oman

Board Director

Mark Oman is a financial industry veteran, as well as the former President of Wells Fargo & Company Home Mortgage. Mark provides tactical and strategic guidance on matters relating to financial and business development opportunities.

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor

Board Director

A fifth generation farmer, Jeff Taylor has farmed actively with his family for over 40 years. He also serves as a manager on the Ames Seed Capital L.L.C. Board of Directors and as chairman of the board of Dryland Genetics, and as a director of Lincolnway Energy since it was organized in 2004 and currently as its board chair. Mr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Farm Operations & Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University.

Scott Uknes

Scott Uknes

Board Director

Scott Uknes is co-founder and co-CEO of AgBiome, a company focused on traits and biologicals for agriculture. Scott is a successful serial entrepreneur in biotechnology. Scott brings a wealth of business development and negotiating expertise.

Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Board Advisor

Brian Jones has served as Chief Operating Officer at Iowa Corn for over a decade, including Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Opportunities, LLC. In addition to PowerPollen, he serves as a board advisor for FarmQA, Inc and ClearFlame Engine Technologies. He joined Iowa Corn in 2003.

Johannes Meran

Johannes Meran

Board Advisor

Since 2020, Johannes Meran has served as Chief Investment Officer of the Liechtenstein Group, and since 2023, he has been the CEO. Prior to that, from 2018 to 2020, he was a Foundation Board member of Foundation Prince Liechtenstein. He is also Managing Director of Liechtenstein Invest GmbH and represents the Liechtenstein Group as Chairman of the Board of Directors of RiceTec, Chairman of the Advisory Board of LIECO Group, Supervisory Board member of Tesvolt AG, and a member of the Board at Nature Talent Group, N-Drip, PV-Invest, and Agritask. Meran has been working in private equity and venture capital investing for around 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.