Dr. Teresa Babuscio
Director Agricultural and
Cross Divisional Affairs
Bayer Crop Science
Teresa joined Bayer’s Liaison Office in March 2018 as Director of Agricultural Affairs and Deputy Head of Office, responsible, amongst others, for: Transparency (General Food Law), REFIT evaluation of the EU legislation of Plant protection products and pesticides residues, Import Tolerances and related trade aspects; Plant Breeding Innovation and GMOs asynchronous approvals.
In the immediate past ten years, she has worked in the agricultural commodities trading sector, both at EU and global level, as Managing Director of the related EU lobbying group (COCERAL) and Vice President of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC). Before working in in the European landscape, Teresa was a university lecturer in Rome and in the USA on food law. She also served the European Commission, DG SANCO (Legal Unit) as blue book trainee.
Teresa is Italian and holds a Ph.D. in Food, Agriculture and Environmental Law together with an Executive Education diploma from the Melbourne Business School.
She is speaks English, French and Spanish. Passive in German. Teresa is a salsa dancer and enjoys travelling, cooking and reading.