Oct. 28 - 30, 2020 | Virtual

Hugh Haydon

Hugh Haydon has been president of Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc., since it was acquired by Reynolds American in January 2014. He served as KBP’s chairman and chief executive from the company’s founding in April 2006 until its acquisition by RAI. Under his direction, KBP has built a global network of collaborators and established itself as a leading producer of proteins expressed in plants.Haydon’s experience prior to the founding of KBP includes serving as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s commissioner of economic development and as executive vice president of a Washington, D.C., consulting firm focused on identifying and commercializing promising technologies. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Haydon supports his community as a board member of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky.