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Apostolos Klontzaris

Senior Principal

Apostolos joined Flagship Pioneering in June 2019 as a senior principal focusing on life sciences with a special interest in agriculture, nutritional health, and sustainability.

In September 2019 Apostolos also became a member of the executive leadership team of Invaio (a Flagship Pioneering company) as head of strategy and business development. Prior to Flagship, Apostolos spent 20 years at the headquarters of the two biggest agricultural companies, Bayer CropScience AG and Syngenta AG, where he established a strong record in global business development and mergers & acquisitions with total deal value exceeding U.S. $2B in the area of seeds, crop, protection, and biologicals.

Apostolos was also responsible for the management of funds and investments in certain LP portfolio companies through an external venture capital. During his last position as a CEO for Bayer CropScience Greece & Cyprus, he demonstrated exceptional operational and leadership acumen and achieved unprecedented business growth (50% growth within four years).

Apostolos holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural & Biological Sciences, a M.Sc. in Pest Management and an MBA from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.