Nick Hamon

Nick Hamon is CEO of IVCC. Nick‘s primary role is to ensure IVCC delivers on the mission of catalyzing innovation in vector control, with a focus on bringing new tools and solutions to a challenged malaria market that can prevent the transmission of insect-borne disease and combat the rapidly growing problem of insecticide resistance. Vector control has saved an estimated 5 million lives since 2000, but resistance is putting these gains at risk. IVCC was started in 2005 by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is now also supported by UKAID, USAID, SDC and UNITAID. Nick has over 30 years of international experience working at the interface of science, innovation and business sustainability. A native of the UK, prior to joining IVCC, Nick lived and worked in US for Fortune 500 companies involved in new product and business development in agriculture, public health and environmental science. From 2007 until 2012, Nick took a leadership role in creating a sustainability platform for Bayer CropScience, developing a passion for driving sustainability thinking and behavior into business strategy and culture and moving from incremental to disruptive sustainability performance. Nick has a PhD in insect ecology and is an adjunct professor of entomology at North Carolina State University. When not travelling for IVCC, Nick balances his time between his family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK.