Syngenta announces new key leadership appointments

Syngenta announces new key leadership appointments

The appointments across North America and Europe are effective on June 15.


Syngenta has announced new strategic leadership appointments to support the growth and investment in its North America and global Seeds business.

David Hollinrake, currently regional director North America Seeds, is appointed head global Seeds Strategy and Portfolio. In his new role, David will lead long-term strategy development and planning for the global Seeds business to continue to deliver increased choice and innovative products for growers, with primary focus on the important U.S. seeds market.

David joined Syngenta in 2017 and brings nearly 30 years of experience in agriculture with numerous senior leadership roles in business development, strategic and product planning, and sales and marketing at Bayer Monsanto, Solae and Adayana Incorporated.

"Since joining Syngenta, David has led our $400M investment in the U.S. Seeds business, including a new $30M corn Trait Accelerator facility in Nampa, Idaho, a 15% increase in R&D in corn and soybean, and increased trialing to meet the needs of farmers locally. He has significantly increased the number of people providing deep agronomic advice to farmers on the ground, and built our digital agronomy capabilities," said Jeff Rowe, president of Syngenta Seeds. "David's laser focus on meeting customer needs and deep agriculture experience makes him the perfect fit to lead the development of our long-term global strategy."

Justin Wolfe, currently regional director for Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) Seeds, is appointed regional director North America Seeds. Justin joined Syngenta in 2018 and has over 26 years of agricultural industry experience. Prior to joining Syngenta in 2018, Justin was with Monsanto for over 20 years, most recently as vice president of Europe and Middle East commercial operations.

The Syngenta EAME Seeds region will now be led by Gaël Hili, currently Syngenta crop protection head East Europe.

All appointments will be effective June 15, and all three individuals will report to Jeff Rowe.

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