Konstantinos Papasotiriou was born in Athens. He is agronomist, graduated from the Agricultural University of Athens and holds a master’s degree in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry.

He has been director in large multinational companies of crop protection and nutrition products such as ICI-Zeneca, Syngenta, BASF, ELFE and Arysta LifeScience with regions of responsibility in Greece and Southern Europe.

Today he is CEO of UPL Hellas – formerly Arysta LifeScience Hellas – for Greece, Cyprus and business  head of  Adriatic region.

At the same time, he leads the NPP (Natural Plant Protection) strategic platform of UPL OpenAG aimed at redesigning the Sustainable Development of Modern Agriculture.

He is Vice-President of the Hellenic Plant Protection Association (Hellenic Crop Life) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fertilizer Producers Association SPEL.

He is married to Dr. Papastylianou Panagiota, professor at the Agricultural University of Athens and is the proud father of Dimitra Graphic Designer and Marilia Pediatrician doctor at the University Clinic of Bochum.

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