Expert Spotlight: Solito Sumulong

In our Expert Spotlight series, we focus on our AgriThority® talent and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll learn about their global travels, and the crops, technologies and innovations they research.

Expert Spotlight: Solito Sumulong

My experience with Gerald Meyer’s research team at Johns Hopkins University provided in-depth laboratory expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and led me to begin my career in agriculture with the DuPont Crop Protection Global Technology team developing active ingredients and formulations for scale. Agriculture’s mission and the industry’s need for formulators and technical experts have kept me engaged and provided ample networking opportunities in the industry. Without the support I have received throughout my career in agrotechnology, I would not have dreamt of chairing the 2016 International Symposium on Agrochemical Adjuvants, (which is the best symposium in the world for agrochemical formulations), or being part of the American Chemical Society AGRO Division Executive Committee as their Webinar Series chair. 

AgriThority® has a reputation within the industry of driving success for clients, enabling access to the global agriculture market through market insight and having an extensive global network of talented research associates. My regulatory and dossier building experience and skills in product design and scaleup complement the strength of the AgriThority network.  I’ve already had the privilege of providing insights to our clients that show that characterizing products and the operational space as much as possible will give clients the greatest possible freedom to operate. The markets, the product and the regulatory must mature in tandem. 

I am most effective in asking clients the right technical questions for their product, manufacturing, and supply chain strategy, scrutinizing dossier data and maintaining a working relationship with the various regulatory agencies.   

In my work as product development and regulatory senior manager at AgriThority®, I’m passionate about working with clients to avoid operational constraints caused by regulatory issues and to ensure a streamlined path to market access. I’m committed to provide quality regulatory work that will be measured against the number of markets made available and the ability for our clients to sustainably operate. 

Forward-thinking agriculture experts with deep scientific experience are the core of AgriThority®. As an independent global science consultancy, we focus on exploring potential, expanding market access and evolving production for greater food security and sustainability. When your Research is ready for Development, turn to AgriThority for scientific businessmarket and product expertise.