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Paimun (PJ) Amini


As the Director of Venture Investments for Bayer’s Leaps team, PJ drives the development and execution of a broad partnership strategy that accelerates Bayer’s innovation in the food and agriculture space. 


Coming from a scientific background and the frontlines of digital innovation, PJ and his colleagues have filtered through hundreds of companies with the potential to have a major impact on the future of agriculture and our food supply moving the focus of Agriculture from simply producing more to producing better. The Leaps organization, which is growth-stage agnostic (seed to series C), facilitates investments, partnerships, and collaborations between emerging companies and the broader Bayer enterprise.

PJ joined Bayer Crop Science in 2011 and has held various leadership roles across the research and development and information technology organizations. Prior to that, he conducted research as an analytical chemist for the United States Department of Agriculture. He has both a bachelor’s degree in Biology and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. PJ currently sits on the boards for Apollo Agriculture, Rantizo, and Unfold Bio.